Into The Night

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Step into the pulsating world of cabarets, clubs, and cafés. Opening in February 2020 at the Lower Belvedere and Orangery, the exhibition "Into the Night" explores art and culture from the 1880s to the 1960s through the lens of these alternative scenes.

Nightclubs, cafés, bars, and cabarets were vibrant hubs of modernism in the twentieth century, providing artists with a platform for a creative exchange of ideas between painting and graphic art, architecture, design, literature, dance and music. The exhibition looks at many of these locations around the world and explores these fertile artistic environments and their lasting influence on the history of art. It deliberately goes beyond the boundaries of a Eurocentric perspective. Not only does it examine the iconic venues of the avant-garde but it also transports the viewer to the Café de Nadie in Mexico City and the Harlem Renaissance at the New York jazz clubs of the 1920s and 1930s, whose protagonists took up the fight against racism. It concludes with the Mbari Clubs, founded in the early 1960s in Ibadan and Osogbo, Nigeria, and the Rasht 29 Art Club, which was opened in Tehran in 1966.

Current Dates

  • Mon. 01 Jun 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.