Monica Bohm-Duchen

Monica Bohm-Duchen is an independent, London-based art historian, curator and writer. The institutions for which she has worked include the Tate Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, Sotheby\\\'s Institute of Art and the Courtauld Institute of Art. In the mid-1980s she acted as researcher and co-curator for the pioneering exhibition Art in Exile in Great Britain 1933-1945. Her many publications include After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art (Lund Humphries, 1995 - contributing editor) and Art and the Second World War (Lund Humphries, 2013). She is the initiator and Creative Director of the nationwide arts festival, Insiders/Outsiders: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Culture and contributing editor of the companion volume, focussing on the visual arts.
Figuring the Human
Monica Bohm-Duchen, author of the first comprehensive monograph on Polish-born, British-domiciled artist Josef Herman and Marc Chagall’s biographer Jackie Wullschlager join Eliane Strosberg who, in Human Expressionism, explored the work of Jewish artists and their avoidance of nihilism in a century that saw the vanishing of humanity. Chaired by art critic and writer Andrew Renton, they debated the fascinating issue of how Jewishness might express itself in modern art, irrespective of whethe...
Insiders / Outsiders
Insiders / Outsiders examines the extraordinarily rich contribution of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to the visual culture, art education and art-world structures of the United Kingdom. In every field, emigres arriving from Europe in the 1930s introduced a professionalism, internationalism and bold avant-gardism to a British art world not known for these attributes. At a time when the issue of immigration is much debated, Insiders / Outsiders serves as a remi...