Since it was established, the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen has collected works of art by former prisoners from numerous European countries. In cooperation with the Zentrum für verfolgte Künste in Solingen, the Sachsenhausen Memorial plans to refurbish and publicly present a selection of works from its holdings. The exhibition will supplement works created by the artists during their imprisonment at the camp with loaned pieces produced by prisoners prior to and after their incarceration. Not only do these serve as historical source material that documents everyday life at the concentration camp, but first and foremost as stand-alone works of art. The project also includes monographic displays featuring such artists as Leo Haas, Hans and Lea Grundig, and Rudolf Karl von Ripper. Video screen presentations and a smartphone app will provide visitors with information on the individual displays and their scientific classification. These can be integrated into the design of a walk-through depository at the Sachsenhausen Memorial, ensuring the long-term visibility of the project.
Artistic director: Jürgen Kaumkötter
Curators: Agnes Ohm, Peter Wellach, Ruudi Beier
Artists: Jan Budding (NL), Thorvald Davidsen (NO), Peter Edel (Peter Hirschweh), Leo Haas (CZ), Hans and Lea Grundig, Vladimir Matejka (CZ), Hubert Mauguoy (BE), Rudolf Karl (Charles) von Ripper (RO), Viktor Siminski, Karel Zahrádka (CZ) and others
Additional Venues and Dates:
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen: September 2018; followed by presentations at the International Youth Centre, Oświęcim/Auschwitz, the Terezín Memorial and the Zentrum für verfolgte Künste Solingen