16.Apr - 16.Jul 2021
August Sander - Persécutés / Persécuteurs, des Hommes du XXe siècle
8.Mar - 15.Nov 2018
Exhibitions > August Sander – Persécutés / Persécuteurs, des Hommes du XXe siècle
Galerie Julian Sander is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition August Sander – Pérsecutés / Persecuteurs, des Hommes du XXe siècle.
The exhibition August Sander – Pérsecutés / Persecuteurs, des Hommes du XXe siècle is the result of a close collaboration between French curators Sophie Nagiscarde and Marie-Edith Agostini from the Mémorial de la Shoah and Gerd Sander, grandson of August Sander and one of the most important contemporary witnesses to the life and work of this photograph. Gerd Sander contributed not only works to this project but above all his profound knowledge and expertise.
From March 8th to November 15th 2018, a presentation of more than 100 photographs and documents are presented to the public in the Paris museum. In addition to a comprehensive and didactically prepared depiction of the life and work of August Sander, the exhibition curators made a very special selection from Sanders opus magnum Menschen der 20. Jahrhunderts which has never been shown before: The portfolios 44 Persecuted, 44a Political Prisoners and 44b Foreign Workers will be shown vis à vis 23a National Socialist. Accompanying this, other motifs from these portfolios that are hardly known to the public will also be shown as 1:1 photographic contact prints.
We would like to draw your attention to this exhibition, not only because it is a wonderful and thoroughly developed presentation, but also because it addresses a topic that has become more and more relevant in our times: Political Persecution, the increasing power of political regimes, migration.
This project is a collaboration between the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, the NS-Dokumentationszentrum Köln and the August Sander Stiftung in Cologne. Both unique institutions, the Mémorial de la Shoah and the NS Documentation Center, provide important didactic and pedagogical work to educate people about the history of National Socialism and to commemorate the persecuted and murdered of the Second World War. Beyond that, they provide extraordinary information and expertise on the topics of peaceful coexistence of all cultures and religions.
A comprehensive, richly illustrated and trilingual catalog will be published by Steidl.