Galerie Neue Meister celebrates 20th anniversary of the Society for Modern Art in Dresden

This year the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst in Dresden e.V. (Society for Modern Art in Dresden) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. The Galerie Neue Meister is taking this as an opportunity to pay tribute to the effort and commitment of the Society, which was founded in 1994, by holding an exhibition of contemporary art. Following in the tradition of the legendary association of art patrons which enabled modern art to be purchased for the Dresden Gemäldegalerie after the First World War, the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst has purchased more than 45 works, mostly of contemporary art, over the past two decades and these have been given on permanent loan to the Gallery. In this way, works by such artists as Marlene Dumas, Candida Höfer and Luc Tuymans have come into the collection. A focal point among these purchases are works by artists who have brought fresh impetus to painting

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