“Art in Conversation“ III/2016
Michaela Weber in conversation with the art historian Ilka Wonschik about the artist Chava Pressburger.
3rd of November 2016 at 6 p.m. in Café Wagner, Richard-Wagner-Platz 1, Leipzig. Entrance is free.
Dr Ilka Wonschik got to know Chava Pressburger during her research on her book “Es war wohl ein anderer Stern, auf dem wir lebten… – Künstlerinnen in Theresienstadt“. Deeply moved by her art, she decided to present life and work of Pressburger in a monograph, published recently.
The motivation to write this book and the conversations with the artist in her studio in Israel are the themes of “art in conversation“. Pressburger (born 1930) survived the Shoah and after her emigration to Israel in 1948, she continued to deal with violence and war. This experience strongly influenced her art, and today–in times of terror–Pressburger´s paintings and paperwork are a painful bridge between past and present.