12 February 2023

Gedenkstunde zum 80. Todestag von Moissey Kogan

 

On 12 February 2023, sculptor Torsten Kleiner, will host a memorial evening to mark the 80th anniversary of Moissey Kogan‘s death at Auschwitz.

Moissey Kogan at De Wieger, the home of Hendrik and Petronella (Nel) Wiegersma in Deurne, Netherlands, c. 1934 (c) Tjerk Wiegersma

 

Kleiner, a sculptor based in Badenweiler in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district of Baden-Württemberg, has been fascinated by the life and work of Kogan for some years, and now considers him his master. His presentation in memory of the Jewish sculptor will detail his encounter with Kogan‘s oeuvre, and the journeys he has made in his footsteps, from BerlinWeimar and Ascona to Auschwitz.

 

Torsten Kleiner sitting outside the same window at what is now the Museum de Wieger, Deurne, Netherlands, 2022

 

The work of both sculptors revolves around the iconography of the female nude. For this memorial evening, Kleiner has invited a number of participants to respond to this theme in Kogan‘s work:

Volker Kubach, theologist from Wahlwies, will speak on the subject of the anima in Carl Jung‘s psychiatry.

Dancer, Claudia Kraus from Sulzburg, will perform an interpretation of Rainer Maria Rilke‘s poem, The Birth of Venus.

Music for the evening will be provided by Daniel and Barbara Graf, cello and piano, performing Arvo Pärt‘s Spiegel im Spiegel.

Works by Kogan and Kleiner will be on view during the event.

 

Gedenkstunde zum 80. Todestag von Moissey Kogan: eine wundersame Begegnung,  Kulturzentrum Dreiklang, Doretmatt, Sulzburg, 12 February 2023, 17.00 (GMT + 1). Tickets by donation.

For more information about the event and to book, please visit Kulturzentrum Dreiklang‘s website.

 

Featured image: Moissey Kogan at De Wieger, the home of Hendrik and Petronella (Nel) Wiegersma, Deurne, the Netherlands, c. 1934

4 August 2021

Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943) – an online talk for the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, New York

 

Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond.

Event Recording

Featured image: Moissey Kogan, Two Women, Relief, artificial stone, c.1913, formerly in the collection of the Folkwang Museum Hagen, then transferred to the Museum Folkwang Essen, from where confiscated in the Nazi Degenerate Art Action, 1937, since when lost, presumed destroyed.


22 March 2018

Eine wundersame Begegnung’ – a memorial concert for Moissey Kogan in Munich

 

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

Featured image: 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