Veronika Eberhart - Garten sprengen
IKOB - Museum for Contemporary Art/Veronika Eberhart

128 pp.
50 color illustrations
thread-sewn brochure with wraparound cover

Leipzig April, 2024
ISBN: 9783959058124

Width: 21 cm
Length: 27 cm

Language(s): English, German

Maria Artaker

IKOB - Museum for Contemporary Art, Veronika Eberhart

Kevin Vennemann, Veronika Eberhart, Ian F. Svenonius, Brenda Guesnet

Hanns Eisler was Arnold Schönberg's favourite pupil. He worked intensively with Bertolt Brecht and composed the GDR’s national anthem. Veronika Eberhart’s artistic study focuses on the years 1938 to 1948, which the composer spent together with his wife Lou(ise) in exile in Los Angeles. Shortly after their arrival, the two became the focus of FBI investigations. They were bugged and followed. In 1947, Eisler was finally called before the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and a year later he and his wife were deported from the USA. The book contains images from Eberhart’s latest film Garten sprengen (2022) and a series of new sculptural and photographic works that can be seen in her exhibition at the IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgium.

Veronika Eberhart is an artist, filmmaker, and musician.

Garten sprengen
Veronika Eberhart
IKOBMuseum, Eupen, Belgium
12 December 2023 – 10 March 2024