John Heartfield Dada Exhibitions & Exhibitions Of His Anti-Fascist Imagery

Tate Modern London

Tate Modern London

Neue Galerie, NY

Neue Galerie, NY

MOMA, New York

MOMA, New York

Kent Fine Art, NY

Kent Fine Art, NY



John Heartfield Dada Exhibitions & Exhibitions Of His Anti-Fascist Imagery

Unfortunately, major exhibitions of John Heartfield’s original art have been few and far between. This is not because of major museums and galleries all over the world don’t wish to show Heartfield’s art. That desire has remained constant over the years and continues to this day. To some extent, the lack of major Heartfield exhibitions can be attributed to fact that a significant portion of his political art did not survive the war. In addition, the vast majority of John Heartfield’s original art has been stored in the Heartfield Archiv, Akademie Der Künste. This archive has not express any desire to share it’s huge volume of Heartfield’s original pieces of art with the public.

This is one reason the question has been asked again and again, “What happened to John Heartfield?” The artist who has been widely recognized as the greatest political artist and designer of the 20th century.

John Heartfield’s artistic legacy is not a possession to be treasured. Much of its real value lies in its warnings regarding the dangers of the rise of fascism. These warnings are as relevant today as they were in the Weimar Republic in 1930.

The John Heartfield Exhibition’s format is designed to allow for modifications and additions. If you’ve attended an exhibition of John Heartfield’s art, please Write To The Exhibition’s Curator with your experience.

Curated By Heartfield's Grandson, John J Heartfield