ANOTHER EYE is our Autumn/Winter 2019 to Spring 2020 programme celebrating photography by refugees and migrants to Britain from the 1930s to today.
HEARTFIELD: ONE MAN'S WAR
1 November 2019 - 1 February 2020
Revisiting the father of photomontage, John Heartfield.
Armed with scissors, paste and acerbic wit, Heartfield used art as a political weapon. Risking his life under Hitler’s Third Reich, he subverted Nazi imagery to reveal the political threats of 1930s Germany.
80 years since the outbreak of World War Two, Heartfield’s work foregrounds the need for artistic agitation in challenging times. His striking photomontages offer inspiration in our own era of rising far-right politics, racism and the blurring of fact and fake news.
33 of Heartfield's scathingly satirical artworks will be shown alongside a fascinating collection of historic artefacts. A lively events programme will draw parallels with the political art of today.
Exhibition talks and workshops: details to be announced shortly.
Part of Insiders/Outsiders Festival, which celebrates the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture. The exhibition is curated by Four Corners and John Hyatt, Director of The Institute of Art and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University.
WOMEN EXILE PHOTOGRAPHERS
20 February - 02 May 2020
Launching in Spring 2020, this exhibition brings together work by Dorothy Bohm, Gerti Deutsch, Lotte Meitner-Graf alongside lesser-known women photographers who came to Britain as refugees in the 1930s.
Showcasing portraiture, photo-stories and East End street photography, the exhibition will reflect upon these artists' representations of 'Britishness', considering how their experience as female outsiders shaped their images.
Alongside, we're collaborating with Fast Forward Women in Photography on a dynamic series of public talks exploring the work of 10 contemporary women photographers from migrant/displaced backgrounds.
More details coming soon.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England & the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust
Further information and work by John Heartfield can be found at Akademie der Künste archives and The Official John Heartfield Exhibition, a website curated by John Heartfield's grandson, John J Heartfield.