Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2019! We'd like to wish all our followers and readers a very Happy New Year. This is the start of an exciting new year for the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné Project and we hope to be able to make a series of major announcements in the near future. One of the core … Continue reading Happy New Year!

On the edge of the abyss

To mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht or Reichspogromnacht, I'm publishing here my translation of a passage from Sonja Gaze's autobiography, Die barfüßige Tänzerin [The bare-foot dancer]. Sonja Gaze was the married name of the Expressionist dancer and fashion model, Senta (Sonja) Kogan, Moissey Kogan's niece, to whom he was very close. Moissey Kogan had … Continue reading On the edge of the abyss

Work by Moissey Kogan to be featured in Berlin exhibition

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Frauentorso (Torso of a Woman), bronze, h. 34.7 cm, 1927, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg From 29 June 2018, the Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin will host an exhibition, Was war Europa (What was Europe), which will seek to partially recreate a major post-war exhibition, Werke europäischer Plastik, held in 1950 at the Haus der … Continue reading Work by Moissey Kogan to be featured in Berlin exhibition

The Afterlife of Sculptures

Stamp of the Fonderie Valsuani from a life-time bronze by Moissey Kogan, 1927 I am delighted to be speaking on 'Posthumous casts and the consequences of distortion for sculptor, Moissey Kogan's legacy' on 2 May at the conference, The Afterlife of Sculptures: Posthumous Casts in Scholarship, the Market and the Law, at the Dedalus Foundation, … Continue reading The Afterlife of Sculptures

‘Eine wundersame Begegnung’ – a memorial concert for Moissey Kogan

Moyssey Kogan, Primavera, bronze, 17 x 26 cm, 1907; illustrated in Otto Fischer, Das neue Bild, Munich: Delphin-Verlag, 1912, pl. XXVII; exhibited at the 2nd exhibition of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München, 1910; sole known copy held by Museum Folkwang Essen.  Eine wundersame Begegnung - Gedenkstunde für Moissey Kogan Seht da ein homo novus, ein Begnadeter, … Continue reading ‘Eine wundersame Begegnung’ – a memorial concert for Moissey Kogan

News today from Auschwitz

Today I received an e-mail from the Bureau for Former Prisoners at the Archive State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. In response to my request for information about whether it was possible to determine precisely when Moissey Kogan was killed at Auschwitz, they kindly wrote to inform me that, as I suspected, "during the evacuation and liquidation of … Continue reading News today from Auschwitz

Launch of website to mark 75th anniversary of Moissey Kogan’s death at Auschwitz

This website and blog are being launched today to mark what is presumed to be the 75th anniversary of École de Paris sculptor, Moissey Kogan's death at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland on 13 February 1943. Kogan was one of 998 prisoners (no. 290) on convoi 47 from Drancy transit camp. It left the station at Drancy-Bobigny, Paris, … Continue reading Launch of website to mark 75th anniversary of Moissey Kogan’s death at Auschwitz

A brief note on orthography

As a result of orthographic transcription from the Russian, Moissey Kogan’s first name appears in the primary and secondary sources in many variant forms. His surname is almost exclusively spelt Kogan, occasionally Cogan. The choice of spelling for his first name appears to depend either on the conventions of the country concerned or on personal preference. Variants include Moissey, Moïse, … Continue reading A brief note on orthography

Ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of departure of convoi 47

75th anniversary of the departure of convoi 47 from Drancy-Bobigny Paris to Auschwitz A ceremony is being held today at 12 noon (CET) at Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, to mark the 75th anniversary of the departure of convoi 47 from Drancy-Bobigny station on its 2-day journey to the death camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland. … Continue reading Ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of departure of convoi 47