Dissent & Displacement is about storytelling and the way we reflect on our past lives.
Contemporary printmaker Monica Petzal explores themes of opposition, persecution and persistence in her work. Interweaving threads of family, politics, culture and art, her narratives range from the rise of National Socialism in 1930’s Germany to a Syrian
refugee doctor living in Leicester today.
The late Margarethe Klopfleisch (1911-82) who’s bold, hand-carved, wooden and stone sculptured figures echo the work of Kathe Kollwitz, explored similar themes, with emphasis on human struggle and the pathos of childhood.
A wooden sculpture ('Mother with Children' approx. 1963) by Klopfleisch was recently acquired by Leicester Museums, funded by the City of Leicester Museums Trust, is included in the exhibition alongside loaned works.
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