BROKEN BRUSHES | GERMANY + AUSTIN, USA
Art Netzwerk is the Project Manager for the exhibition Broken Brushes and handles the International Curatorial responsibilities involved.
Broken Brushes is an exhibit centered around German artists whose work was deemed publicly degenerate by the Nazi Government in the 1930’s. The artists shown in this exhibit of paper works were prohibited to create works under the expressionist styles. Many artists like Max Beckmann and George Grosz fled to the US to teach at American schools. Some like Otto Dix remained in Germany to paint nice landscapes. Others died in death camps. Most of these artists had their works confiscated, sold, or destroyed. Many of the works in this show were created by artists prior to the purge. Hitler had a personal interest and wrote many sentiments in the catalog accompanying the 1937 Degenerate exhibition held in Munich to record crowds.
KUNSTHAUS SALZWEDEL | GERMANY
The Kusthaus is a renovated turn of the century school house, a magnificent building in a medieval town in the old East Germany, called Art House Salzwedel.
Art Netzwerk consulted with the city of Salzwedel to help promote tourism and art. This partnership led to the founding of the Kunsthaus museum which includes a restaurant, archives, and a tourist bureau. It has been well received and funded by the German Government and local banks. Art Netzwerk provides a variety of services for the Kunsthaus including Consulting and Curatorial Management.
NEVER LET IT REST | DETROIT, USA
Art Netzwerk acted as Curatorial Consultant for the Never Let it Rest exhibition, a two - person show displaying works by artists Hans Molzberger and Michael Roque Collins. The Detroit Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus (www.holocaustcenter.org) hosted the exhibition from January 11 - May 3, 2015. The exhibit featured a mixed media installation as well as large scale paintings, sculptures, ceramic works, photography, video and found objects relating to Germany, Poland and the small town of Salzwedel in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany during the time of Nazi control.