Boris Lurie and Wolf Vostell - Art after Auschwitz
The exhibition Art after Auschwitz brings together the work of artists Boris Lurie and Wolf Vostell for the first time. It is these artists who, after the Second World War, were the first to put the Shoah (the holocaust) at the center of their work. At a time when the war was out of the question, they chose to create art with violent forms of expression that confronts the viewer with this past.
At the same time, their work is an indictment of the post-war consumer society, which continued unabated and failed to do justice to the trauma many had suffered. After meeting in New York in the early 1960s, Lurie and Vostell exchanged letters for many years. A selection of these letters will be made public for the first time in this exhibition. In addition to these letters, there are also paintings and objects by Boris Lurie and photography and an installation by Vostell.
This exhibition at the Kunstmuseum is realized in collaboration with the Boris Lurie Art Foundation and Wolf Vostell Estate.
Image caption: Boris Lurie, NO with Jacqueline Kennedy, 1963