Fabian Knecht changes patterns of perception and action, transgresses art concepts and power structures, and questions social relations and norms by countering them with strong and provocative images.

Die geistige Emigration

Arthur Kaufmann – Otto Pankok und ihre Künstlernetzwerke
The two artists from Mülheim, Arthur Kaufmann (born 1888) and Otto Pankok (born 1893) were active members of the artists’ association Das Junge Rheinland (Young Rhineland) in the 1920s, with an extended network of artist friends.
They created many portraits of their artist friends, who shared their same fate: as “degenerate” artists in Nazi Germany, they were outlawed and forced to withdraw from public life, having to choose between “inner” emigration or exile.
The book looks at the theme of artist networks and presents selected works from these artists and the impressive interwoven connections between those who stayed and those forced to leave: Jankel Adler, Ernst Barlach, Theo Champion, Otto Dix, Werner Gilles, George Grosz, Käthe Kollwitz, Else Lasker-Schüler, Gerhard Marcks, Christian Rohlfs, Karl Schwesig, Gert H. Wollheim, Fritzi and Ludwig Rosenwald.

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"Die geistige Emigration"

January 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-141-2

22,00 x 30,00 cm

184 Pages

127 colored and 13 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German


Beate Ermacora, Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr in der Alten Post and Anja Bauer

authors Beate Ermacora, Anja Bauer, Jobst Moritz Pankok, Andrea Grochut, Jens Roepstorff, and Nadia Ismail

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Die geistige Emigration: Arthur Kaufmann – Otto Pankok und ihre Künstlernetzwerke “, 2008, Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr in der Alten Post.