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Veronika Eberhart. Garten sprengen

  • Editor(s): Veronika Eberhart
  • Publisher: Spector Books
  • Year: 2024
  • Size: 29 × 27 cm
  • Number of pages: 128

“Veronika Eberhart. Garten sprengen” is an artists’ book and exhibition catalogue accompanying the eponymous exhibition at the IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen, Belgium.

“Hanns Eisler was Arnold Schönberg's favourite pupil. He worked intensively with Bertolt Brecht and composed the GDR’s national anthem. Veronika Eberhart’s artistic study focuses on the years 1938 to 1948, which the composer spent together with his wife Lou(ise) in exile in Los Angeles. Shortly after their arrival, the two became the focus of FBI investigations. They were bugged and followed. In 1947, Eisler was finally called before the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and a year later he and his wife were deported from the USA. The book contains images from Eberhart’s film Garten sprengen (2022) and a series of new sculptural and photographic works.”

With texts by Kevin Vennemann, Veronika Eberhart, Ian F. Svenonius and Brenda Guesnet.

Studio photography by Pascal Petignat

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