Expert Tour: Center for Persecuted Arts
with Jürgen Kaumkötter

The Brücke-Museum is currently showing works of art from the collection of the Center for Persecuted Arts. Thematically, these works are embedded in the exhibition The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time. Artistic Testimonies of War and Repression. The director of the Center for Persecuted Arts, Jürgen Kaumkötter, invites you on a tour and presents the artistic works of Dora Bromberger, Leo Breuer, Lea Grundig, Eric Isenburger, Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler and Oscar Zügel.

The Center for Persecuted Arts is a museum of discovery, dedicated exclusively to artists whose works and opportunities for development were blocked, prevented, or destroyed by the dictatorships of the last century and by totalitarian regimes up to the present day. It is an interdisciplinary museum, and its collection of visual art and literature tells of lost and neglected works of art, stories, and fates.

Dr. Jürgen Joseph Kaumkötter, (art) historian and director of the Center for Persecuted Arts, is an expert on Holocaust art, art in exile and persecuted art. In 2005, he realized the exhibition Art in Auschwitz 1940–1945, which for the first time valued artefacts from the camps as autonomous art. His reassessment of Holocaust art was recognized worldwide with the book Der Tod hat nicht das letzte Wort. In his exhibitions and books, contemporary art often communicates with historical works. The Süddeutsche Zeitung called his publication Himmel und Hölle zwischen 1918–1989 (published with Hajo Jahn and Hans D. Zimmermann) a “standard reference work”.

Public events are free with museum ticket. No advance registration is necessary.

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