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 – from then to now. The exhibitions at the Centre for Persecuted Arts are oriented towards adults as well as children and adolescents.
Around 3,500 images, books, magazines, documents and photos take a critical look at political and social events between 1914 and 1989. You get to know what marginalised and persecuted artists wanted to convey, and you embark on a captivating journey through time, torn between dictatorship and freedom. Many biographies and works grant you valuable insights into the mechanisms of persecution and marginalisation, as well as the strategies used by those who were persecuted and fled to escape the omnipresent threat.
Tours of the Centre for Persecuted Arts
Public tours of the permanent exhibitions are held regularly. More detailed information is available on the website of the Centre for Persecuted Arts.