Harald Pickert: Die Pestbeulen Europas. Naziterror in Konzentrationslagern, 1939-45 (Buboes of Europe. Nazi Terror at Concentration Camps, 1939-45)
June 2 until July 29, 2020

Exhibition at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

 

Painter, graphic artist and publisher Harald Pickert (1901–1983) spent six years of his life at different concentration camps. An outspoken critic of the National Socialist regime, he was interned for political reasons in 1939. After he was liberated from the Dachau concentration camp, in 1945, he captured his terrible experiences and trauma in drawings. A number of works from Pickert’s cycle titled Die Pestbeulen Europas. Naziterror in Konzentrationslagern, 1939-45 (Buboes of Europe. Nazi Terror at Concentration Camps, 1939-45), are on display as part of the exhibition Tell me about yesterday tomorrow. The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte is presenting further works from the cycle, including preliminary sketches, in 2020 as part of an exhibition in the north atrium on the first floor.

 

The exhibition will open online at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020, with a livestream of a talk called “Kunstwerke von einer eigenen verstörenden Schönheit”. Harald Pickerts Zyklus Pestbeulen Europas im Kontext seiner Entstehung in der Nachkriegszeit (“Works of Art with Their Own Unsettling Beauty.” Harald Pickert’s Buboes of Europe in the Context of its Creation in the Postwar Period) by cultural scholar Jörn Wendland broadcast on Facebook and Instagram (in German).

 

In the run-up to the event, Christian Fuhrmeister, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Mirjam Zadoff will transmit brief welcoming remarks by video. There are also plans for a video dialog tour of the exhibition with Christian Fuhrmeister and Jörn Wendland, to be posted on the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism’s YouTube channel after the opening.

 

 

Harald Pickert: Die Pestbeulen Europas. Naziterror in Konzentrationslagern, 1939-45 (Buboes of Europe. Nazi Terror at Concentration Camps, 1939-45)
June 2 until July 29, 2020

Exhibition at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

 

Painter, graphic artist and publisher Harald Pickert (1901–1983) spent six years of his life at different concentration camps. An outspoken critic of the National Socialist regime, he was interned for political reasons in 1939. After he was liberated from the Dachau concentration camp, in 1945, he captured his terrible experiences and trauma in drawings. A number of works from Pickert’s cycle titled Die Pestbeulen Europas. Naziterror in Konzentrationslagern, 1939-45 (Buboes of Europe. Nazi Terror at Concentration Camps, 1939-45), are on display as part of the exhibition Tell me about yesterday tomorrow. The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte is presenting further works from the cycle, including preliminary sketches, in 2020 as part of an exhibition in the north atrium on the first floor.

 

The exhibition will open online at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020, with a livestream of a talk called “Kunstwerke von einer eigenen verstörenden Schönheit”. Harald Pickerts Zyklus Pestbeulen Europas im Kontext seiner Entstehung in der Nachkriegszeit (“Works of Art with Their Own Unsettling Beauty.” Harald Pickert’s Buboes of Europe in the Context of its Creation in the Postwar Period) by cultural scholar Jörn Wendland broadcast on Facebook and Instagram (in German).

 

In the run-up to the event, Christian Fuhrmeister, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Mirjam Zadoff will transmit brief welcoming remarks by video. There are also plans for a video dialog tour of the exhibition with Christian Fuhrmeister and Jörn Wendland, to be posted on the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism’s YouTube channel after the opening.