The comprehensive project is designed to be used as evidence in future legal cases, according to the London-based research collective.
At the core of Yael Bartana: Redemption Now is the commissioned video work “Malka Germania,” which the artist produced at historically charged locations across Berlin.
Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective — A Bouquet of Love I Saw in the Universe and Hella Jongerius: Woven Cosmos are on view through August 15.
Germany’s advisory commission recommended the work be returned even though it was sold “outside of the National Socialist sphere of influence.”
The Edo Museum of West African Art in Benin City is being considered as a future home for the returned artifacts.
Notes of mold and tobacco hit quickly, with raspberry candies cutting through the musk, personifying the feeling of “bittersweet.”
Thousands of objects were looted from present-day Nigeria by British troops in a punitive mission in 1897.
Germany’s advisory commission on Nazi-looted art also recommended the return of a painting by Erich Heckel to the heirs of Jewish journalist Max Fischer.
The protesters called to redirect government funding of the Humboldt Forum towards cultural decolonization initiatives.
The painting, worth an estimated $340,000, was left behind by a traveler at Düsseldorf Airport and scrapped by a cleaning crew.
4 Nights at the Museum, a “weird-ass visual podcast,” is a good example of responsive curating amid the pandemic.
How better to illustrate the inadequacy of current restitution efforts than to offer up as tribute an object by one of Germany’s most famous artists, who thought art could bring about transformative social change?