HAVC 135B : German Art 1905-1945

Arbeitsrat für Kunst

The Arbeitsrat für Kunst (Workers council for art) was a union of architects, painters, sculptors and art writers, who were based in Berlin from 1918 to 1921.

Their demands included: the acknowledgment of all tasks of building as public and not private tasks, the establishment of community centers as places to exchange art and ideas, the dissolution of the Academy of the arts and the Prussian national art commission, and the formation of a state body to oversee and promote education in the arts.

Definition adapted from Wikipedia, August 8, 2016.

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