Installation view of Jörg Immendorff: For all Beloved in the World. Haus der Kunst, 2018.
Jörg Immendorff (1945-2007) cultivated his image as an artist and tough guy, but he also had a soft and thoughtful side that can be discovered in the retrospective "For all the Beloved in the World" in addition to his political sense of mission.
Later, Immendorff became sympathetic to the ideas of the KPD (German Communist Party). For several years he worked as a secondary school teacher and developed a visual language in which word and image stood side by side on equal footing. His “Accountability Report” is a series of paintings marked by clear pedagogical and political messages.
(Photo by Maximilian Geuter.)