MN Reads: "Envisioning Evil: 'The Nazi Drawings' by Mauricio Lasansky" by Rachel McGarry
“I was full of hate, poison, and I wanted to spit it out.” ~ Mauricio Lasansky
It took almost 15 years after the end of World War II for the world to become aware of the depth and breadth of what the Nazis attempted - and the lengths they went to trying to commit genocide.
When the first-ever televised trial - of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann - was broadcast to the world (during Americans' dinner hour), internationally famous artist Mauricio Lasansky watched with horror as the details unfolded.
Then he did what artists do: he translated his shock and pain into art.
The accompanying show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Envisioning Evil: ‘The Nazi Drawings’ by Mauricio Lasansky will be on display through the end of June next year. It's free and open to the public.