Introduction: History (06:38)
The world constantly grows larger but is also falling apart. A post-industrial society emerges after World War II. Experts discuss the characteristics of living in the 1970s.
Post-Modern Era (03:48)
The modern era dates back to the Enlightenment. Artists and philosophers discuss how society has transitioned into an advanced industrial world and divided its people.
Architectural Language (02:20)
People erect buildings to generate pleasure about living in a space. Architects cannibalize past styles and call it "Neo."
Carlo Maria Mariani (08:28)
The artist creates a series of portraits done in a neo-classical style of contemporary art world figures such as Andy Warhol and Francesco Clemente. There is great poetry in nostalgia. Other work includes "It is forbidden to awaken the Gods" and "Angelica Kauffman."
Anselm Kiefer (08:55)
Fascists look at the past and attempt to prove their actions are the culmination of their country's history. Works highlighted include "To the Unknown Painter," "Uraeus," and "Wayland's Song." Paul Celan's poem "Death Fugue" is the inspiration for the "Shulamite" and "Margareta" series.
Jorg Immendorff (08:01)
The "Café Deutschland" series examines the root causes of history, emphasizing the German Student Movement of 1968. Immendorff wants to criticize society and communicate his sense of unease. Other inspirations include A.R. Penck and the division between East and West Germany.
Jonathan Borofsky (11:43)
Borofsky describes his creative process for painting "The Running Man" on the Berlin Wall for the "Zeitgeist" exhibition. Other works highlighted include "The Hammering Man," "Man with Briefcase," "Prisoners," and his doodle series. To grow, individuals need to explore areas where they are limited.
Credits: History (01:26)
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