Emily Hass

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Beginning with my father’s Berlin childhood home, from which he fled in 1938, my work uses archival architectural plans of Berlin buildings owned and occupied by Jews and other persecuted artists and intellectuals of the 1930s.

Included in this series are the former homes and workplaces of Herbert Bayer; Josef and Anni Albers; Kurt Weill; Lucian Freud; and Johannes Itten.

Through architecture, the work is concerned with identity, place - and a culture's loss both of individual citizens and of a creative tradition.