Hiroshima – 75 years after the atomic bomb!
6 august 2019 – indefinite
Survival – represented in paintings by japanese children
Opening: Thursday, 6 august 2020, 18 hrs
So far, the Peace Gallery has welcomed many international artists* who have exhibited their sculptures, photos and paintings on numerous exciting topics.
The cooperation with the “Ghandi Information Centre” has made it possible to honour both personalities and themes of the peace movement.
Art in the Peace Gallery: Death, war, destruction and violence have been present in the history of art we know from the beginning. The hunting and killing of animals and people in cave paintings like in Lascaux, battle scenes in the temples of antiquity, the effects of destruction like: “Jeremiah regrets the destruction of Jerusalem” by Rembrandt (Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam).
The place, the Peace Gallery, is defined: Art is free. In this context, the artists have a lot of freedom in their exhibition. In concrete terms, the aim is to exhibit the art of women artists, which opens up the debate on elementary questions such as existence. The existence of man and the animal kingdom is always in danger because, both in the past and in the present, destruction and extermination are threatening.
The crimes of National Socialism against human existence, its destruction and extermination are very present. Therefore love and respect for life, for others, must be guarded and protected. This must be reflected in the Peace Gallery. We must not be satisfied with photographing and documenting violence and cruelty. A certain irritation and refraction is necessary for our seeing and our perception of our environment.
Bread and Roses – Voices against War
8 November 2019 – 2 February 2020
Commemorating the Centenary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Opening: Friday, 8 November 2019, 18 hrs
Patron: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Arrived? – escaped to Lesvos by Joanna Judkowiak
9 August 2019 – 3 November 2019
Opening Friday, 9 August 2019, 18 hrs
Music: Carola Gebauer (Canto) and Vladimir Psavke (Piano),
“The Revolution” – Council Democrats against violence and war 1919 / 2019
2 May 2019 – 4 August 2019
Opening: Thursday, 2. May 2019, 18 hrs
Patron: Dr. Siegbert Wolf (editor of the writings of Gustav Landauer)
Further exhibitions from past years
“Alphabet of Peace”Commitment against War
Und alles ist weg – Fotografien, Cyanotypien, Texte von
Study War No More – Fotografien und Liedverse für den Frieden
“…give me truth” – Plea for Nonviolent Resistance
Henry David Thoreau
“My Word to the People” – Commitment against Nuclear War
Dr. Albert Schweitzer
“War is sweet to those who have no experience of it …” – Protest against Violence and War
Erasmus von Rotterdam
Rudolph Bauer (Foto), Hartmut Drewes (Text)
Peace forever: Monuments against War
Say NO! – Testament against War
WAR/RAW – Broken faces (Broken faces)
Toni Van Marle