Every beginning of a new art period is heralded by young or forward-thinking people who develop new and "different" works than the established artists and for this very reason go off the beaten track. Visitors to the academy will find numerous relevant examples, which provide new food for thought. The New Savages (Neue Wilde), i.e. the German Neo-Expressionists are one prominent example, to which a separate section is dedicated. They share with the academy the values of openness, the search for new ideas and tolerance. This applies not only to the artworks themselves, but also to the artists. The New Savages, in particular, challenged the public of their time not only in terms of art: some of them are homosexual and openly reveal their orientation, sometimes through their works.
The "Junge Wilde" (Young Savages), as they are also called in Germany, founded the Galerie am Moritzplatz in Berlin in 1977. Besides painting, drawing and object art, they also showed films, photos and performances. Hence the name "Moritzboys", under which, besides Rainer Fetting, Helmut Middendorf, Salomé and Bernd Zimmer also became famous. The academy displays one or several of their works. The art of the New Savages began to develop in the early 1980s. The turn to representationalism, bright colors on large-format canvas, painting with fierce brushwork and as if in a frenzy of color are their trademarks. Although the commercially successful group quickly disbanded, each of its protagonists can look back on an impressive career.