Special Exhibition

You will find the interventions at the end of the permanent exhibition "Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1938-1945" in Barrack 2.

Heribert Bücking: The Forced Labour of Zofia and Rolland

Copper engraving collages

20 January - 25 September 2023 (extended)

The artistic exploration of the subject of forced labour begins by chance. A friend of many years handed Heribert Bücking documents from his parents about their forced labour in Germany during the Second World War: Zofia Pytkowska was deported to Berlin from Poland, Rolland Mazaud from France. The two - then 21 years old - met and fell in love while working in a factory. After the war they marry and move to Paris.

In his copperplate collages, Heribert Bücking places everyday objects from the office and working world in a relationship of tension with the evidence of forced labour that opens up new perspectives. A hole punch, a file folder, a work glove and other seemingly harmless things are thus placed in the context of Nazi forced labour.

Heribert Bücking The artist, born in 1940, works in Berlin and is one of the few in Germany who still master engraving. His works have been shown in numerous solo exhibitions to date. This is the first time Heribert Bücking has dealt with the subject of Nazi forced labour.

Accompanying programme to the exhibition:


Vernissage: 19 January 2023 | 7 pm

Curator's tour: 11 February 2023 | 3 pm

Artist talk: 25 March 2023 | 3 pm