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    23.09.2023 –

    PÉRI’S PEOPLE – Peter László Péri (1899–1967)

    Peter László Péri (1899–1967) emigrated from Berlin to London in 1933 – persecuted for racial and political reasons, the capital was no longer a home for the Hungarian-born artist after the National Socialists took power. He had worked in Germany from 1920 to 1933. The renowned gallery owner Herwarth Walden exhibited his concrete and wooden sculptures as well as his spatial constructions together with works by László Moholy-Nagy on several occasions. From 1924 to 1928 he worked as an architect at the Berlin municipal building office. While his early works of the 1920s have recently received increased public recognition, his work after his emigration is largely unknown today. The exhibition – organized in cooperation with the Gerhard Marcks Haus in Bremen – is dedicated to this chapter of his life and work, in which Péri worked primarily figuratively and in cement.


    Media on the exhibition:

    • Tagesspiegel on 12.11.2023: FAVORITE MATERIAL CONCRETE: The Relief Artist Peter László Péri Is Rediscovered at Kunsthaus Dahlem (original: LIEBLINGSMATERIAL BETON: Der Reliefkünstler Peter László Péri wird im Kunsthaus Dahlem wiederentdeckt) by Elke Linda Buchholz – Available in German HERE
    • Neues Deutschland (nd) on 01.10.2023: AGAINST GRAVITY: Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin shows the work of communist sculptor Peter László Péri (original: GEGEN DIE SCHWERKRAFT: Das Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin zeigt das Werk des kommunistischen Bildhauers Peter László Péri) by Larissa Kunert – Available in German HERE


    Exhibition catalogue:

    Péri’s People – Peter László Péri (1899–1967) (ger./eng.)Order
    Arie Hartog, Dorothea Schöne, Veronika Wiegartz (Ed.)
    With contributions from Dorothea Schöne, Arie Hartog, Veronika Wiegartz and Robert Burstow

    Bremen 2023; 152 pages, 137 colour and B&W illustrations; 25 x 32 cm; ISBN 978-3-948914-16-5

    Price: 29,– € (plus shipping)


    Online lecture: Peter László Péri (1899-1967). A Hungarian-born Artist in Berlin and London by Arie Hartog, Director of Gerhard-Marcks-Haus in Bremen [in English; recording from 15.11.2023]. Available on the YouTube channel of the Fritz Ascher Society


    Check out the outreach programme HERE.


    In cooperation with:
    Gerhard Marcks Haus BremenTage des Exils Berlin

    Supported by:
    Freundeskreis Kunsthaus Dahlem Bernhard Heiliger e.V.