„Visions from the Inferno“
Art Gallery Klovićevi dvori, 5. – 25. May 2014
This year’s edition of the Festival of Tolerance presents the exhibition “Adolf Frankl – Vision from Hell” which will take place in gallery Klovićevi dvori from May 5th until May 25th, 2014.
Adolf Frankl was born in 1903 in Bratislava where he studied painting with Slovak artists of his time. In 1944, as a Jew, Frankl was caught and taken to concentration camp Sered from where, a month later, he was transported to Auschwitz and was rescued in 1945 by the Red Army. He created his cycle “Visions from Hell – Art Against Oblivion” upon returning to Bratislava as a result of traumas caused by the experiences during the Holocaust. Frankl’s works, apart from war memories and sketches, hold many considerations, hidden and obvious comparisons, symbols and metaphors. Characteristic for his paintings is dynamics that shows transformation of human nature in moments of chaos and turmoil. The Holocaust is not the only, but the central theme of Frankl’s work.
Thomas Frankl, Adolf Frankl’s son, is curator and exhibition owner for Art Forum gallery in Vienna. The whole project “Vision from Hell” received protection and sponsorship from UN in 1996. Around forty paintings from the cycle will be exhibited in Zagreb.