ikono presents "1912 – Mission Moderne" at Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, August 31, 2012 – December 30, 2012.
Almost 100 years ago Cologne was host to what clearly was the single most important presentation of European Modernism. Entitled the “Sonderbund Exhibition”, the show in summer 1912 charted the developments in the latest movements in painting and the plastic arts by means of 577 canvases and 57 sculptures by 173 artists. With over 100 masterpieces that were all exhibited on the occasion, the original goals and focuses of the exhibition will all be reconstructed. The Wallraf will bring back to light the fundamental trends that held sway at the dawn of the 20th century art.