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Image credits

Pavilion 1909–2019
© 2021 for all illustrations of works: the artists and their heirs
© 2021 for all views of the pavilion in 1968 and 2011–2019: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (ifa)

1909
Exterior, Bavarian Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1909, photo: Giacomelli, courtesy of Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia – ASAC, © Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia

1910
Lovis Corinth, Portrait of the Pianist Conrad Ansorge, 1903, courtesy of Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1912
Exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1912, photo: Tomaso Filippi, courtesy of Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia – ASAC, © Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia

1914
Leonhard Sandrock, The Locomotive, 1914

1920
Exterior, Polish Pavilion in the German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1920, courtesy of Special Collections, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Science

1922
Installation view with paintings by Oskar Kokoschka, sculptures l. to r.: Karl Albiker, Group of Women I, 1913/14; Georg Kolbe, Fountain Figure, 1919; Karl Albiker, Group of Women II, 1913/14; Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Bust Portrait of Mrs. L., 1910, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1922, courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, SKD Archiv 01-GG 16 vol. 12a, fol. 2, © for Oskar Kokoschka: Foundation Oskar Kokoschka / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1924
Fritz von Uhde, Summer Afternoon, ca. 1908

1926
Renée Sintenis, Self-Portrait, 1926

1928
Franz Marc, The Shepherds, 1911

1930
Installation view with works by Karl Hofer, Karl Albiker, and Gerhard Marcks, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1930, courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, SKD Archiv 01-GG 16 vol. 20, fol. 186, © for Karl Hofer and Gerhard Marcks: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1932
Exterior, Austrian Pavilion in the German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1932, photo: Giacomelli, courtesy of Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia – ASAC, © Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia

1934
Heinrich Altherr, The Dream, 1934

1936
Richard Scheibe, The Liberated Saar, 1936, courtesy of Georg Kolbe Museum

1938
Exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1938, photo: Giacomelli, courtesy of Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia – ASAC, © Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia

1940
Arno Breker, Readiness, 1939, view of the installation, apse of the German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1940, photo: Ferruzzi, courtesy of Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia – ASAC, © Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1942
Claus Bergen, The Atlantic Battlefield, 1941, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1948
Map of the pavilions from the catalogue of the Biennale di Venezia, 1948, courtesy of Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia – ASAC, © Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia

1950
Max Beckmann, Begin the Beguine, 1946, courtesy of University of Michigan, Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1952
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Women on the Street, 1914, courtesy of Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

1954
Paul Klee, The Mask with the Little Flag, 1925, courtesy of Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

1956
Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Rubin, 1956, © Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Hugo Schmölz, Cologne

1958
Wassily Kandinsky, Improvisation Klamm, 1914, courtesy of Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1960
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Basket and Carafe, 1958, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1962
Erich Heckel, Roquairol, 1917, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1964
Norbert Kricke and Joseph Faßbender in front of the German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1964, © photo: Eduard Trier, Cologne

1966
Günter Haese, Rare Cactus, 1963, courtesy of Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1968
Horst Janssen and others in front of the German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1968, © photo: Max Scheler / Süddeutsche Zeitung Foto

1970
Georg Karl Pfahler, Color Space Object 5, 1969/70, and Günther Uecker, Column, 1970, view of the installation and exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia 1970, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1972
Gerhard Richter, 48 Portraits, 1971/72, view of the installation, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1972, © Gerhard Richter 2021 (17112020)

1976
Joseph Beuys in front of the German Pavilion during installation, La Biennale di Venezia, 1976, courtesy of Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Caroline Tisdall, Andover, Hants

1978
Ulrich Rückriem, Untitled (Divide – Distribute), view of the installation, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1978

1980
Georg Baselitz, Model for a Sculpture, 1979/80, view of the installation, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1980, © photo: Regine Esser

1982
Gotthard Graubner, Homage to Tintoretto, view of the installation, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1982, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Brigitte Hellgoth, Haan

1984
Lothar Baumgarten, › A M E R I C A ‹, 1983/84, view of the installation, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1984, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

1986
Sigmar Polke, Police Pig, exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1986, courtesy of Anna Polke-Stiftung, © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Udo Dewies

1988
Felix Droese, House of Weaponlessness, 1985–88, cover of the exhibition catalogue, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1988, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Heinz Günther Mebusch, Düsseldorf

1990
Reinhard Mucha, The Germany Device, partial view of the installation, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1990, © muchaArchive / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Reinhard Mucha

1993
Hans Haacke, Germania, exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1993, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, photo: Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

1995
Katharina Fritsch, Museum, view of the installation, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1995, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn

1997
Gerhard Merz, Venice 1997, exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1997, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Philipp Schönborn, Munich

1999
Rosemarie Trockel, Auge (Eye), view of the installation, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 1999, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: picture-alliance / dpa / epa Ansa Merola; courtesy of Sprüth Magers

2001
Gregor Schneider, TOTES HAUS u r, partial view of the installation, exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2001, © photo: Gregor Schneider / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

2003
Exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2003, © photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

2005
Exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2005

2007
Isa Genzken, OIL, exterior, German Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia, 2007, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, photo: Jan Bitter

2009
Liam Gillick, A KITCHEN CAT SPEAKS, exterior, German Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia, 2009, © photo: Natasa Radovic

2011
Christoph Schlingensief, exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2011, © photo: Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

2013
Exterior, German Pavilion in the French Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2013, © photo: Roman Mensing, artdoc.de, in collaboration with Thorsten Arendt

2015
Olaf Nicolai, GIRO, exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2015, © courtesy of Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021; photo: Manuel Reinartz

2017
Anne Imhof, FAUST, exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2017, photo: Ugo Carmeni

2019
Natascha Süder Happelmann, Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin), exterior, German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2019, photo: Jasper Kettner