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September 2019

The Legacy of the First World War for the Weimar Republic

18 September 6:30 pm
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Free

Dr Jochen Hung gives a critical introduction to the history of Weimar Republic and the era that shaped Simon and her sitters.

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Lunchtime Lecture: Milein Cosman: Capturing Time

19 September 1:00 pm
Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Floor 2, National Portrait Gallery
London, WC2H 0HE United Kingdom
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£4

Art historian Ines Schlenker introduces the life and varied oeuvre of Milein Cosman (1921–2017). Best known for her drawings of musicians and dancers, she excelled at chronicling contemporary life, developing a unique drawing technique that enabled her to capture the most fleeting of moments.

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Lecture: Stranger at the Door

25 September 2:00 pm
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road
London, NW3 6ET United Kingdom
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£20

At a time when so many problems afflicting our world are the result of our distrust and fear of strangers, we take a timely look at the representations of the Other in art history.

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Belonging and Not Belonging: Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933

26 September 6:00 pm
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant
Chichester, West Sussex P019 1TJ United Kingdom
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£8

Monica Bohm-Duchen considers the experiences of the visual artists who sought refuge from Nazi persecution in Britain.

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October 2019

The Kindertransport in 21st Century Public Discourse

2 October
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

Lecture by Andrea Hammel, 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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Art Treasures that defied Nazi Terror: The Story of Alfred, Thekla and Hans Hess and their Passion for German Expressionism – Lecture by Simon Lake

3 October 6:30 pm
12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Free

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 émigrés’ on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

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Mendelsohn’s De La Warr Pavilion

6 October 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP United Kingdom
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£5

Explore Erich Mendelsohn’s design legacy with a talk on his life and a tour of the De La Warr Pavilion. A refugee from Hitler’s Germany, Erich Mendelsohn had already established an international reputation when he won the commission led by the 9th Earl De La Warr to design a new Pavilion for Bexhill. The result, a ‘people’s palace for art and culture’, was and continues to be an expression of a specifically social and moral agenda.

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‘Why the English have no taste’: The Bauhaus and British Design in the 1930s

10 October 6:00 pm
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant
Chichester, West Sussex P019 1TJ United Kingdom
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£8

Alan Powers discusses the relationship between British design culture and the Bauhaus.

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Jankel Adler and Josef Herman: Friends, Orphans, Refugees – Dr Glenn Sujo and David Herman in Conversation

10 October 6:30 pm
12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Free

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.

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Hungarian Lit Night: Moholy-Nagy in Britain

16 October 7:00 pm
Hungarian Cultural Centre London, 10 Maiden Lane
London, WC2E 7NA United Kingdom
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Free

Get familiar with Moholy-Nagy’s unique perspective at a night of immersive activities. A talk by the author Valeria Carullo will be accompanied by interactive performances by experimental artist Steven J Fowler that take you to a journey into Moholy-Nagy's world.

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“Collar the lot!” Artists, Aliens and Aspects of Internment in Britain c. 1940 – Four Short Talks Chaired by Monica Bohm-Duchen

17 October 6:30 pm
12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Free

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.

Talks by Charmian Brinson, Julia Winckler, Fran Lloyd and Rachel Pistol

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Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman: The Good Immigrant USA

19 October 7:30 pm
Southbank, Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£15 – £25

Join Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman as they discuss the experience of editing and contributing essays to both the US and UK editions of The Good Immigrant.

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