Thu 31 October 2019 – Sat 8 February 2020

Heartfield: One Man’s War

This exhibition revisited 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. 

33 of Heartfield’s scathingly satirical artworks were shown alongside a fascinating collection of historic artefacts. 

This exhibition was curated by Four Corners in collaboration with John Hyatt. 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust and the Paul Mellon Centre. Part of Insiders/Outsiders Festival, which celebrates the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture.