Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Art and War

A piece of art creates conflicts in the German Town of Dresden. Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni is using three real Busses as installation objects in front of the Frauenkirche.

Ramize Erer: Aklımda/Remembered

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  • Her Yüz Bir Hikaye/ Every Face is telling a story
  • Tatilde/ On Holiday

What does it mean to be a migrant? Coming from somewhere lost that is present only in the memories of the elder ones and in family albums.  Ramize Erer is a well known Turkish Cartoonist living in Paris and Istanbul. With the Solo show “Remembered” she is returning to painting, remembering her roots personally and technically.

Gunter Schöne: an Artist in an Ex-Stasi-Headquarter

As a West German you rarely enter the very Eastern parts of Berlin. Hohenschönhausen is known as one of the centers of power of the Former Communist Regime. The Stasi had it’s headquarters and a notorious prison there. Political prisoners would be tortured psysically and psychologically in there. A park hosts the former center for GDR’s sport athletes. For getting medals at the Olympics sportspeople would be abused with doping to demonstrate the superiority of the Communist system. Many of them suffered serious health problems later on.

Art in Ausschwitz

 

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  • "The Sketchbook from Auschwitz" contains 22 pictures drawn in 1943 by an unknown prisoner at the camp.
  • Jan Komski, Birkenau (Auschwitz II). Komski lived in one of these barracks
  • Women are tattooed soon after arrival. This was a shocking greeting for new arrivals. This number was more important than a family name.
  • After the execution in the gravel pit, some SS of the firing squad, pose proudly for snapshot.
  • Executions had to be witnessed by the entire population of the camp. Everyone stood at attention and in complete silence.
  • Corpses, stacked high in the Crematorium I storage chamber. The burial was simple - in the fire and smoke of the furnaces.
  • Dissident artist Franciszek Jaźwiecki was producing hiddenly drawings in Auschwitz.
  • The majority of the drawings include the subject's prisoner number.
  • The Nazis prohibited drawing, and artists risked severe punishment, including death, for documenting their surroundings.

 

“The Sketchbook from Auschwitz” contains 22 pictures drawn in 1943 by an unknown prisoner at the camp.

100 Years ago the World was at the Brink of WW I

 

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  • Conrad Felixmüller, People across the world, in memory of Liebknecht and Luxemburg, 1919
  • Otto Dix, Dead mean before the position near Tahure-The war, 1924
  • "be tributary to the authorities", part of 17 drawings of George Grosz for the Theatre-Performance "Schwejik" at the avantgarde Piscator-stage in Berlin, 1928
  • "March march Hurrah" Lithografie by Erich Büttner in the German magazine "Kriegszeit-Künstlerflugblätter" (Wartimes-artists's leaflets) , 1914
  • Willy Jäckel, Memento, 1914-1915
  • Charlotte Berend, Anita Berber, 1919

In July 1914 WW I started as a global war concentrated on Europe. It lasted until November 1918. Around 14 million combatants were killed.