Forschungsvolontariat zur Fortsetzung der Erschließung des Oscar-Zügel-Nachlasses: Zeugnisse der Migration und des Exils
While the focus of the first funding period was on the processing of the artistic estate, the extensive documentary estate is now being processed. This work will serve as a basis for further research into the artist’s life and work. The goal of the traineeship is to create an archive that will be made available to the public for this research. Central areas of research include the persecution of artists in Germany during the years 1933–45, artists in exile, the provenance of works, and German postwar narratives.
Research traineeship “Plural Perspectives of Memory in the Context of the Arts”
The traineeship explores the diversity of cultural expressions and the possibilities of negotiating socio-political issues within the collection in relation to our present. Based on our specific collection at the Center for Persecuted Arts, diversity will be questioned with regard to its intersectionality and synergies and critically applied to determine the extent to which categorical parameters are suitable and which methods of developing diversity can be developed and tested for museums in North Rhine-Westphalia. Subsequently, previously underrepresented perspectives will be invited, communicated and made visible. In the first phase, a multidirectional politics of remembrance will be applied to the exhibition Solingen ’93 and the local culture of remembrance will be explored using the example of the commemoration of the racist attack on the Genç family. Based on this, a code of ethics will be developed within the framework of the research traineeship.