Drawing Against Oblivion

Drawing Against Oblivion Exhibition 2016
The opening of Manfred Bockelmann’s exhibition, “Drawing Against Oblivion,” was celebrated in fall 2016 at the Stockton University Art Gallery. This exhibition featured more than 40 large-scale charcoal portraits of children murdered during the Nazi regime. Seven of these drawings were of relatives of Holocaust survivors in Southeast New Jersey. 

Bockelmann’s niece, Dr. Marion Hussong, the Carol Rittner Professor of Holocaust Studies, brought the exhibition and the accompanying film to Stockton for its North American premier.

Please click here to view the exhibition’s online catalog.

See below for the film’s trailer.

Drawing Against Oblivion 2017 Film Screening
Film title: “Drawing against Oblivion
Speaker: Manfred Bockelmann, Artist of Drawing against Oblivion

During Drawing Against Oblivion’s very successful months at Stockton, the original director’s of the film about Manfred Bockelmann decided to make another film, this one about the exhibition’s reception at Stockton University. Please join MAHG for a film screening of this 18-minute film and discussion with artist Manfred Bockelmann.  This “Drawing against Oblivion” film achieved the “Finalist Award” at the 2017 New York Festivals of Film.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Milton & Betty Katz JCC,
501 N. Jerome Avenue,
Margate, NJ 08402

View the film in full length below


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