Echoes of Exile: Moscow Archives and the Arts in Paris by Ines Rotermund-Reynard

By Ines Rotermund-Reynard

Thousands of individuals have been pushed into exile via Germany's nationwide Socialist. for lots of artists Paris grew to become a brief capital. The data of those exiles have been stolen, confiscated, and sometimes destroyed, but additionally often preserved. This e-book assesses unknown resource fabric saved on the Moscow kingdom army Archive because the finish of the warfare, and provides new insights into the actions of German-speaking exiles within the Nineteen Thirties in Paris and Europe.

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In the 1990s, this debate developed into an affair of state between the then unified Germany and the no longer Soviet Russia.  5), an oversized Russian President, Boris Yeltsin, is depicted clutching his diplomat’s briefcase, standing in front of a grotesque reâ•‚creation of the Laocoön sculpture that artfully embodies a naked Helmut Kohl in the center and two naked ministers, one on either side. The gigantic snakes they wrestle with are labeled “Pensions”, “Budget”, “Tax Reform”, and “Billion-Mark Deficits”.

56 See Roussel 1984 (as fn.  177–178. 57 Such initiatives sporadically contributed to heightening the French public’s awareness of exiled artists. But above all, these artists had to find their own ways of keeping their heads above water in the city of Paris. Between Earning a Living and Creating Art The exiled artists were visual artists of all kinds. In Paris, besides their main artistic activities, most engaged in a variety of applied arts in order to deal with the difficult living conditions.

What is implied is that anyone who already has a Laocoön (or is able to 1 This contribution is a synthesis of thoughts that have come to mind in the course of writing various articles for publication and through participation in the conference Wie das zweite Exil das erste zum Sprechen bringt. Moskauer Archive und die Künste in Paris 1933–1945 in Moscow. For their inspirational role, I would here like to thank Ines Rotermund-Reynard (Paris), Gilbert Lupfer (Dresden) and Uwe Fleckner (Hamburg). ), Kunst-Transfers.

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