Exhibition of the Month: Degenerate Art

While focusing on a notorious exhibition which pre-dated the Cold War by a decade, Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 at the Neue Galerie in New York helps to contextualise the complex politics of art that arose after World War II. Soon after the Nazi Party seized control in Germany, it launched a virulent attack on the visual arts. The drive to remove ‘subversive’ elements in German art culminated … Continue reading Exhibition of the Month: Degenerate Art

What & Where: Salaspils Memorial

What: Salaspils Memorial Ensemble Where: Salaspils, near Riga, Latvia Just 18km south of the Latvian capital of Riga lies the ancient town of Salaspils. After the Nazi invasion of the country in 1941, the town gained notoriety as the location of Stalag-350-s, a camp housing Soviet prisoners of war, and the largest civilian German concentration camp in the Baltic states. On 31 October 1967 a memorial … Continue reading What & Where: Salaspils Memorial