Hannah Höch is at Whitechapel Gallery until 23 March 2014.
Höch is probably best known (perhaps only known) for her complex 1919 photocollage Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic (below) - which is not included in the current exhibition (too fragile to travel, I believe) - so it is really interesting to see the breadth of the work she made from the 1910s through to the 1970s. The standout work is, unquestionably, the series of photocollages she made in Germany in the 1920s and 30s in the wake of the First World War and into the period of the Third Reich.
Read Hannah Höch: Art's Original Punk by Brian Dillon, and exhibition reviews by Laura Cumming, Alastair Smart, Rachel Spence and Adrian Hamilton.
|Hannah Höch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic, 1919|
|Hannah Höch, photographed in 1926|