Latest News | 29 June 2022

Important German artist’s work goes on display

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An international touring exhibition showcasing the work of an important artist from Derby’s twin city of Osnabruck, in Germany, has opened at Artcore Gallery.

The On the Move with Felix Nussbaum Exhibition will be running at the Derby gallery until 28 July, featuring reproductions of art by Felix Nussbaum, who lived from 1904 to 1944.

Born in Osnabruck, Nussbaum was a talented Jewish painter, who was murdered by the Nazis at the Auschwitz death camp.

‘On the Move with Felix Nussbaum’ is a multi-year project by The Felix Nussbaum Foundation, which aims to raise international awareness of his work, which gives a rare glimpse into the essence of one person among the victims of the Holocaust.

The exhibition has already toured the Netherlands and Slovakia – and has now arrived in Derby

Collaborating with other members of the Felix Nussbaum Foundation, Heiko Schlatermund has designed the touring exhibition and selected the works, which have been reproduced.

He said: “We are keen to reach out to all kinds of places and people around the world, and to communicate the significance of the artist Nussbaum for European painting.

“The touring exhibition also gives people outside the museum world the great opportunity to familiarise themselves with Nussbaum’s art, perhaps prompting them to visit the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück.”

Zahir Shaikh, artistic director at Artcore, said: “We are deeply privileged to be able to bring these reproductions of paintings by Felix Nussbaum to Artcore Gallery.

“The paintings represent an important narrative in the history of Europe, the effects of which we still feel today.

“It is hoped that experiencing Nussbaum’s paintings will move people to call for a tolerant and open society.

“At Artcore we believe in togetherness, highlighted by the relationship between Derby and Osnabrück.”

For more information about the exhibition please click here.

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