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Tour with the curators through the exhibition "Bedřich Fritta. Drawings from the Theresienstadt Ghetto"
6 June 2013
Program accompanying the special exhibition "Bedřich Fritta. Drawings from the Theresienstadt Ghetto"
6 June 2013, 7 pm
Libeskind Building, ground floor, Eric F. Ross Galerie
7 euros, reduced rate 5 euros
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 488
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The tour provides insights into the phenomenon of artistic creation at the Theresienstadt ghetto and into the art of Bedřich Fritta.
Fritta headed the drawing studio where imprisoned artists had to work on behalf of the SS. They used this official task as a cover for their "illegal" work. Based on selected examples, the artistic and aesthetic strategies used to represent everyday ghetto life in Fritta’s unofficial drawings will be discussed.