Karl Marx 1818-1883. Life.Works.Time.
5th May until 21st October 2018
The Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier examines Karl Marx and his century with the exhibition “Life. Works. Time”. On around 1000m² of exhibition space, the intellectual as well as the political career of Marx is retraced. With its economic and social upheaval, the 19th Century left its mark on the philosopher and later economist. Attempts made for freedom and democracy as well as industrialisation and urbanisation were hallmarks of these lively yet tense times.
Born into a time with an economically aspirational bourgeoisie, he soon learned the meaning of censorship, repression and poverty. Marx went through rapid development from a philosopher, to a radical democrat, to a communist and a critic of society, and developed from a journalist into a revolutionary by way of the written word.
Following the failed revolution of 1848 he continued his economic studies while in exile in London and it was here he worked on his analyses of an ever more fervently developing capitalist society. Such works are still being discussed today.