For All Beloved In The World is the first major exhibition catalogue devoted to the artist since he died inand will offer a thematic overview of the work of this German artist, whose identity is deeply enshrined in his home country s history and characterized by a post war background More thanworks will not follow a strict chronology of the works instead they will present the key element in the development of Immendorff s oeuvre in chapters They will give a nuanced view of the artist s life and work and will include some of the rarest loans and will bring togetherthan four decades of the artist s work united with iconic paintings It was not until the end of the s that Immendorff decided to shift his threefold existence as a political activist, teacher and painter to the side of art The yearwas key in some respects Immendorff participated in the Venice Biennale with a flyer campaign that attacked the deprivation of personal liberty in the GDR and called for international artistic cooperation as a vehicle to overcome it this was followed inby the beginning of his Caf Deutschland series, inspired by Renato Guttuso s Caf Greco, which Immendorff had seen in an exhibition in Cologne With his work on the Caf Deutschland series, Immendorff s painting becameexpressive through his bold use of color and gesture, thereby also freeing him of ideologically imbued emblematics The process of change introduced here, with its formal and substantive opening up, developed into the artist s last work phase, a visual linguistic clearing in the sense of a new pictorial energy and lightness, which Immendorff once described as a liberation blow