Letter from Mitchell Lieber
Thank you for the wonderful Boris Lurie Anti-Pop catalog for the exhibition in Nuremberg (Nurnberg) Germany.
It was compelling to read Boris Lurie's own words describing the influence of the mass graves of Latvia on his dismembered women paintings. Here's why.
At January's show in NY I saw his painting of three women and immediately thought of the photograph of women just before they were shot at Skede in Liepaja, Latvia. I had seen a photocopy of it in Boris Lurie's papers a few days earlier at the warehouse. I understand it hung on his wall. It seemed to me that he was influenced by this photo's terrible image and the women in his family who met the same end at Rumbula.
As Boris Lurie's work was being exhibited in Nuremberg in June, Rumbula's Echo was arranging for two college interns to go through Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial records this summer to locate potential photos, maps, charts and perpetrator quotes for Rumbula's Echo. One of the three convicted defendants we are researching, Eduard Strauch, commanded a Nazi Einsatzkommando unit of 20 men at Rumbula.
The interns doing this work are students at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill because there is an Einsatzgruppen Nuremberg Trials archive is in that university's library.
The assistant producer who secured these interns and is directly coordinating their work is being paid by the S&J Foundation grant. Thank you, again, for making this possible Gertrude.
All the best,
How a huge massacre of the Holocaust changed a family, a country and our world today
Rumbula’s Echo Update
Rumbula’s Echo is a documentary about genealogy, an overlooked part of the Holocaust, and what we all lose as a result of genocide. Amid terror and death, Rumbula’s Echo reveals uplifting stories of rescue, escape, survival and reunion. This is about the place in Latvia where Boris Lurie's family—mother, sister, grandmother and girlfriend—were murdered by the Nazis. Since 2012, Rumbula’s Echo has been doing supplementary filming in the U.S., Latvia, elsewhere in Europe, and Israel to fill in gaps in the story. Since newsletters have been sporadic, the latest newsletter features highlights from 2014 through mid 2017.
Boris Lurie Anti-Pop catalog available
2nd Showing: The Art of Boris Lurie documentary
A Film by Ein Film von RUDIJ BERGMANN
Anschließend Gespräch mit
Then a talk with
Prof. Peter Weibel und/and Rudij Bergmann
am Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017, 19 Uhr
on Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7 pm
Lorenzstr. 19, D-76135 Karlsruhe
Eintritt frei / Admission free
Lecture: The Holocaust and the Problem of the Visual Representation
Dr. Peter Weibel, artist, curator, theorist, and director of ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe,
wrote an incisive critical essay on representation and the Holocaust and the history of the avant-garde's approachs to this topic. He will lead a discussion about the subject Tuesday, May 23, at 7pm at the Neues Museum Nuremberg.
von/from Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Peter Weibel
Dienstag, 23. Mai 2017, 19 Uhr
Tuesday, May 23, 7.00 pm
im Neues Museum Nürnberg
at New Museum Nuremberg
Kosten/cost: 4 Euro, ermäßigt/reduced: 2 Euro
Boris Lurie: Les Lions exhibition brochure
A Moment of NO!
This page of a new book reminds us of the meaning of NO!
Boxes | Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles | 1964
Boris Lurie appeared in this exhibition in 1964.
Lurie book still available from Frommann Holzboog
Geschriebigtes - Gedichtigtes
2003 XXIV, 446 p. Hardbound German
NO!Art in Buchenwald. Zu der Ausstellung in der Gedenkstätte Weimar-Buchenwald von Boris Lurie.
›Geschriebigtes – Gedichtigtes. NO!Art in Buchenwald‹ (Literalia – Poetralia. NO!Art in Buchenwald) is the first collection of works of art which were part of the Boris Lurie exhibition at the Weimar-Buchenwald Memorial in 1999 along with texts written by the artist between 1947 and 2001. The volume also contains articles by a number of his artist friends from the NO!art movement as well as commentaries and photographs.
Boris Lurie film showing in Nürnberg
27. 4. 2017 - 19 Uhr/7pm
DER FILM und ein Gespräch
über Kunst & Leben
mit dem Regisseur Rudij Bergmann
NEUES MUSEUM für Kunst und Design
Luitpoldstraße 5, 90402 Nürnberg
THE FILM and a talk
about art & life
with the director Rudij Bergmann
New Museum of Art and Design
Luitpoldstraße 5, 90402 Nuremberg
NO! Posters at Gallery Gertrude Stein 1963 statement
Vulgar Show Brochure Statement (1960)
Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965
The first show ever to survey this vital period from the vantage point of its artist-run galleries—crucibles of experimentation and innovation that radically changed the art world. Including work by Boris Lurie.
10 January – 1 April 2017
Public reception Monday, January 9, 7–9pm
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
100 Washington Square East, New York, NY
“Artworkers Coalition Aims: A Proposal” – Boris Lurie
A manifesto from 1970. AWC CONSTITUTES THE VANGUARD OF CONSCIOUSNESS OF ARTWORKERS AND IT IS THEREFORE THE STANDARD BEARER AND SPOKESMAN FOR ALL ARTWORKERS. GROW! EXPOSE! SMASH! DON'T COLLABORATE!
Boris Lurie LIFE AFTER DEATH
Paintings, collage and sculpture by Boris Lurie (1924-2008), co-founder of the NO!art movement. Curated by James Cavello
6 January to 18 February, 2017
262 Bowery, New York , NY
Boris Lurie. Anti-Pop
The American artist Boris Lurie (1924-2008) left behind a radical oeuvre that attacks the bourgeois definition of art in word and image.
17 March 2017 to 18 June 2017
NEUES MUSEUM Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nürnberg
Two events in conjunction with the exhibition 'Inventing Downtown'
Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30pm - Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, NYU, will explore how and why American Jews in the decade or so after the end of World War II engaged with the memory of the Holocaust. She is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press). RSVP
Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm - Exploring pressing social issues around art in New York during the 1950s and '60s-a moment in American history that is both transitional and transformative-this roundtable discussion will examine the proliferation of art and other visual images relating to the Holocaust, the Cold War, civil rights, free speech, and access to, separation from, and collision of public and private space. Moderated by Norman Kleeblatt, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, with speakers Steven Nelson, professor of Art History, University of California at Los Angeles; Lisa Saltzman, professor of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College; and Andrew Weiner, assistant professor of art theory and criticism in Art & Art Professions, NYU. MORE INFO
Art by Boris Lurie's friend LUCIO FONTANA (1899-1968)
Boris Lurie. Adieu Amérique
Curated by Filippo Fossati
On view from October 28th, 2016 through January 8th, 2017
CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia
Article about Boris in Jewish Currents
The article is titled "BORIS LURIE AND NO!ART."
By Lawrence Bush, January 6, 2017.
“In a time of wars and extermination, aesthetic exercises and decorative patters are not enough.”–Boris Lurie