Exhibition at the Galerie of Kunsthaus Dahlem
- Jussuf Abbo
- 8. November 2019 – 20. Januar 2020
The sensitively modelled female heads by the sculptor Jussuf Abbo inspired the Berlin art scene of the Golden Twenties. Abbo participated in the progressive movements of his time and was a close friend of Else Lasker-Schüler and Kurt Schwitters.
With the Nazi takeover, Abbo was repeatedly branded – he was stateless after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, exposed by his Jewish ancestry to Nazi racial fanaticism and his girlfriend Ruth Schulz was illegitimately pregnant by him. In a dramatic way, the pair fled to England in 1935, where Abbo could not continue his career.
On the occasion of the release of the first monograph on the life and work of the artist, Kunsthaus Dahlem dedicates a solo exhibition to Jussuf Abbo with about 40 works on paper and sculptures.
In cooperation with Centrum Judaicum, Berlin, and Aktives Museum Faschismus und Widerstand e.V., Berlin.
The exhibition is supported by the Mehler family and Freundeskreis Kunsthaus Dahlem – Bernhard Heiliger e.V.
In cooperation with:
Jussuf Abbo, ohne Titel, vor 1930, Zinn, Nachlass Jussuf Abbo, Brighton/ UK. Foto: Gunter Lepkowski.