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Press reviews: “August Sander. Persecuted/Persecutors, People of the 20th Century”
After a successful opening of the exhibition “August Sander. Persecuted/Persecutors, People of the 20th Century” at the Shoah Memorial in Paris we would like to share recent press reviews on the exhibition and some impressions of the opening!
The following article was recently published in Le Monde(March 20, 2018) and has been translated in English.
Sophie Nagiscarde and Marie-Edith Agostini, curators of the exhibition “Persecutors/Persecuted”, focused on the political and social aspects of Sander’s work, a choice that resonated with the photographer’s family. According his great-grandson, Julian Sander, a gallery owner in Cologne, “(Sander’s) work has been lauded for its aesthetic value for so long that people have been somewhat blinded by the beauty of the images. This new approach fits my vision of the arts as being connected with society.” Indeed, politics and the rise of the Nazi party not only hampered Sander’s career, but directly influenced his work. In the wake of the conflict he modified his creation, adding four new categories, displayed here in their entirety: Political Prisoners, Immigrant Workers, National Socialists and The Persecuted – Jews from his city, Cologne.
Here are some further reviews on the exhibition in french: