“Leben ist Glühn” Der Expressionist Fritz Ascher 

Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning (Germany)

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At the Kallmann-Museum, a representative group of powerful paintings and drawings spans Ascher’s whole oeuvre from first academic studies to monumental Expressionist figure compositions to late landscapes. Fritz Ascher’s poems, written while hiding from Nazi persecution, can be discovered as “unpainted paintings” in relation to his artwork. With this exhibition, the Kallmann-Museum continues its examination of artists who became victims of the National Socialist art policy.

Photos by Gerald Förtsch, Rasmus Kleine and Rachel Stern.

A comprehensive German/English catalogue with essays by Jörn Barfod, Eckhart Gillen, Wiebke Hölzer, Ingrid Mössinger, Ori Z. Soltes and Rachel Stern accompanies the exhibition. (catalogue link)

The Fritz Ascher retrospective was on view at the Felix-Nussbaum-Haus in Osnabrück (September 25, 2016 – January 15, 2017), at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz MUSEUM GUNZENHAUSER (MARCH 4 – JUNE 18, 2017), at Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf at Villa Oppenheim in Berlin (December 8, 2017 – March 11, 2018), Potsdam Museum (December 10, 2017 – March 11, 2018) and Museum Schlösschen im Hofgarten in Wertheim/Main (May 13 – September 9, 2018). From 2019, it will be shown in the US, starting with the Grey Art Gallery in New York (January 9 – April 6, 2019).