Jankel Adler and Josef Herman: Friends, Orphans, Refugees – Dr Glenn Sujo and David Herman in Conversation
10 October 2019 6:30 pmFree
12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum is delighted to present three free linked talks following on from the recent exhibition curated by the Ben Uri Research Unit, marking the contribution to art in Britain by the so-called ‘Hitler emigres’ on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. A range of distinguished speakers engage with topics that continue to resonate deeply: identity, migration, displacement and internment – and the power of art to reflect and respond to these issues. Each talk will be preceded by refreshments and followed by an audience Q&A.
10 October 2019, 6.30p.m.
Jankel Adler and Josef Herman: Friends, Orphans, Refugees
Dr Glenn Sujo and David Herman in conversation.
The speakers draw on their own personal experiences to bring two Polish emigre artists vividly to life. Glenn Sujo regards the dizzying migrations of family precedent — Odessa, Krakow, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Caracas — with both delight and dismay. Dartington Hall, the Slade and Courtauld Institute were unconventional paths to a vibrant studio practice, and scholarly enquiry.
David Herman is the son of the Polish refugee artist, Josef Herman. A TV arts and talks producer for 20 years, for the last 15 years he has been a freelance writer, specialising in Jewish culture and refugees.