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Centre for Persecuted Art

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  • Solingen

Art between dictatorship and freedom | Centre for Persecuted Arts The London Guardian once referred to the Centre for Persecuted Arts as one of the world’s ten best museums and mentioned it in the same breath as institutions in Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Cairo, New York and Venice.

Focus on lost, missing and little-considered art 

Since 2015, the museum in Solingen has been honouring artists whose opportunities for expression were blocked, hindered or crushed by terrorism and violence. The focus lies on victims of totalitarian regimes and dictatorships up to the present day. The exhibitions at the Centre for Persecuted Arts are oriented towards adults as well as adolescents.

The centre is a cross-genre museum of discovery and its collection of art and literature tells of lost, barely considered works of art, stories and fates. You get to know what marginalised and persecuted artists wanted to convey, and you embark on a captivating journey through time. Many biographies and works grant you insights into the mechanisms of persecution and marginalisation, as well as the strategies used by those who were persecuted and fled to deal with the omnipresent threat. 

Tours of the Centre for Persecuted Arts

Public tours of the permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions are held regularly. More detailed information is available on the website of the Centre for Persecuted Arts.

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Zentrum für verfolgte Künste
Wuppertaler Str. 160
42653 Solingen - Gräfrath

Phone: +49 212 / 23 37 47 52
Fax: +49 212 / 2 58 14 44
Website: verfolgte-kuenste.de

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