March 3, 2022

Bertolt Brecht’s PAPER WAR Exile in America 1941-1947

Bertolt Brecht’s PAPER WAR Exile in America 1941-1947.

This exhibition will be on view at the Goethe Institut NYC through March 17, 2022. Please check their website for hours.

Eighty years after his exile in the US began, Bertolt Brecht’s Paper War looks through Brecht’s glasses with contemporary eyes, reflecting on his views of the American Way of Life during the time of Roosevelt, Truman and McCarthy, combining Brecht’s writing and the newspaper clippings he used for inspiration.

In PAPER WAR, artist Grischa Meyer combines these elements, paying homage to Brecht’s montage format expanding and renewing the aesthetic point of view while adding contemporary context and understanding to the works.

PAPER WAR program below. More photos from opening night here.

Opening Night below, and more photos here.

Exhibition Design: Grischa Meyer and Leon Eisermann.

The exhibition is supported by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation New York Office, with funding from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), and hosted at the Goethe Institut accompanied by talks and film screenings. A German language version will be simultaneously presented at the Augsburg “Brecht Festival 2022.”