Until July 31
Boris Lurie was a young man in Nazi Germany. He survived four years in a number of concentration camps, and saw his mother, sister and grandmother murdered. He knew death and survival.
And this retrospective of his early works, drawings, photomontage and sculpture created after WWII, shows his commitment to thought and to integrity.
Born in Leningrad and persecuted by the Nazis in the Second World War Lurie moved to New York in 1946. But with no armies to round people up for extermination he feared only the threat of failure. He quickly rebelled against what he saw as the hypocrisy of the art scene.
Lurie co-founded the No!art movement in 1959 with artists Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher, a reaction to the commercialism of Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism.