With Child: Otto Dix / Carmen Winant
September 21 – December 15, 2019
Otto Dix, The Pregnant Woman, 1931, oil on canvas, Stoddard Acquisition Fund, 2016.11, Photo © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Centered on WAM's purchase of Otto Dix's provocative painting, The Pregnant Woman (1931), the exhibition in 2019, With Child, explores the subject of pregnancy and birth in Dixís works. In addition, the exhibition will be the first to showcase exclusively the German artistís works on this theme. With Child and its programming will reflect on women's social, political, and medical conditions during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933), highlighting issues that are still relevant today. This timely exhibition will also include a commissioned work by contemporary artist Carmen Winant. Inspired by The Pregnant Woman, her multi-media piece, Ha Hoo Ha Ha Hoo Ha Ha Ha Hoo, gives a woman artistís voice to this universal topic.
This exhibition is part of the Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19—year of German-American Friendship. This initiative is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institute, and supported by The Federation of German Industries (BDI).