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

02|06 – 29|07|2020
Exhibition at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

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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), was on display as part of the exhibition “Tell me about yesterday tomorrow”. The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte presented further works from the cycle, including preliminary sketches, in 2020 as part of an exhibition in the north atrium on the first floor.

Photo: Connolly Weber
Photo: Connolly Weber
Photo: Connolly Weber
Photo: Connolly Weber

Video tour (in German)

Christian Fuhrmeister (Central Institute for Art History) and Jörn Wendland (art historian) give an insight into the exhibition and Harald Pickert's work via video dialogue tour in German.



Online exhibition opening on 30 May 2020, 6 pm (in German)

Welcome remarks by Christian Fuhrmeister (Central Institute for Art History), Nicolaus Schafhausen (Curator of ‘Tell me about yesterday tomorrow’ ) und Mirjam Zadoff (Munich Documentations Centre for the History of National Socialism) on the opening of the exhibition ‘Harald Pickert: Buboes of Europe. Nazi Terror at Concentration Camps, 1939-45’.



Online livestream of the opening 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.

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