The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Goethe Institute in Moscow and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) in Stuttgart are honored to present “The Paths of German Art from 1949 to the present”, a unique exhibition project comprising painting, graphic art, photography, sculpture and installation. There are about 400 works of nearly a 100 artists in total. The exhibition spans 60 years of the modern art developments in East and West Germany. The spectator is offered a great opportunity of looking anew at the history of art as a whole.
The Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) was established in 1917. Since 1949, it has been promoting the art of Federal Republic of Germany around the world. The institute was fortunate to gather a huge number of works of West German artists. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, parts of the art inventory of the GDR Exhibition Center were integrated into the ifa collection as well. An idea of combining works from the above collections for the purpose of forming an exhibition emerged two decades later.