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March 2019

The art market under the Occupation 1940-1944

20 March - 3 November
Mémorial de la Shoah, 17, rue Geoffroy l’Asnier
Paris, 75004 France
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In the summer of 1941, the French government began confiscating businesses, real estate, financial assets and art works from Jews across the country. Victims of both Nazi and Vichy laws, French Jews were stripped of their property and excluded from every sphere of political, social and economic life – a prelude to their physical elimination. Meanwhile, during the Occupation of 1940-1944, France’s art market thrived.

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June 2019

Ellen Ettlinger: A Folklorist Flees the Nazis

4 June - 24 November
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP United Kingdom
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Free

This display marks the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War by highlighting the work of Ellen Ettlinger, a Jewish folklorist who was forced to flee Germany in 1938 due to persecution by the Nazi regime.

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September 2019

20:20 vision

14 September - 30 October
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle SE1 6SB United Kingdom + Google Map

20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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October 2019

Platforma 5 : Kent & Medway

1 October - 27 October
Kent & Medway United Kingdom + Google Map

Poster image: A Hostile Environment, 2019 - original artwork by Adam Chodzko, commissioned for Platforma 5 by Counterpoints Arts Kent & Medway Platforma is our biennial festival that spotlights local and national work about displacement and migration. Each edition of the festival is produced in collaboration with different partners and takes place in a different part of the UK, showcasing…

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Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

7 October 2019 - 27 March 2020
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, London SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
Free

This free display covers the life and work of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky alongside other émigrés who escaped Nazi Europe for the relative safety of Britain.

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Academic Refugees in the 1930s: In and Around the Warburg Circle

22 October 5:30 pm
Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square
London, WC1H 0AB United Kingdom
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Having accepted the necessity of exile as they ventured into the unknown, refugees had massive practicalities to contend with. This talk draws on archival materials, especially relating to the activities of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (SPSL), to reconstruct procedures and indicate the nature of the help the émigrés received from organizations and individuals in Britain and the United States.

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From The Tattooist of Auschwitz to Cilka’s Journey

22 October 7:30 pm
Southbank, Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£15 – £35

Find out what happened to The Tattooist of Auschwitz’s Cilka Klein from author Heather Morris as she discusses her latest novel at a London-exclusive event.

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The Outsider Inside? The Interaction of three German-speaking Emigrés – Paul Bondy, Hermann Sinsheimer and Bruno Adler – with British Institutions: The Early Post-War Years

23 October 6:00 pm
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

Lecture by Jennifer Taylor, member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, based at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

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William Feaver on the Lives of Lucian Freud

24 October
The London Library, 14 Saint James's Square
London, SW1Y 4LG United Kingdom
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£12 – £15

In partnership with The London Library and Jewish Book Week, renowned art critic, William Feaver, discusses the first volume of his landmark new work of biography of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

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20:20 vision

31 October 2019 - 14 February 2020
Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way
London, Wembley HA9 0FJ United Kingdom
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20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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20:20 vision

31 October - 31 December
Willesden Library, 95 High Road
London, Willesden NW10 2SF United Kingdom
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20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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November 2019

Lives Lost and Regained: Émigré Art Collections at Tate Archive

1 November 12:00 pm
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, London SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
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Free

This ‘Show and Tell’ event celebrates the halfway mark of a major project – generously funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust – to catalogue and digitise three such émigré collections. They comprise the extensive papers of art historian, J. P. Hodin, the sketchbooks of artist Jankel Adler and the family papers of curator and publisher, David Mayor. A short talk will be given by Archive Curator Peter Eaves, and a range of material displayed from these and other collections.

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