About the exhibition
The history of the Liebermann family is marked by persecution and war. The summer house on Wannsee was evacuated after it was confiscated by the Nazi regime in 1940, and the interior furnishings were lost. The Max Liebermann Society took over an empty building when it established its museum between 2002 and 2006. Today the villa is a place of remembrance and reconciliation, which stands against the consequences of anti-Semitism, racism, war and violence. Since the beginning of the war, society has been showing solidarity with Ukraine. With this presentation we would like to turn the gaze from the past, to the events of the present.
The exhibition is the result of a cooperation with the Seminar for Art and Art Science at the TU Dortmund University, the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts, Kyiv, the Ukraine Art Aid Center/Netzwerk Kulturgutschutz Ukraine and the Caspar David Friedrich Institute, University of Greifswald. The project is headed by Dr. Olena Balun, Prof. Dr. Kilian Heck, Yuliya Vaganova and Prof. Dr. Barbara Welzel, and we would like to express our sincere thanks to all of them.
More about the Ukraine Art Aid Center/Netzwerk Kulturgutschutz Ukraine can be found here.