“Fragments” Opens Jan. 31
Artist Uses Architectural Details from the Holocaust to Draw Viewers into "the Hell of the Camps"
HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 16, 2013) – A new exhibition opening Jan. 31, 2013 at Holocaust Museum Houston explores one artist’s journey through the concentration camps of the Holocaust as depicted by their architectural details."Fragments" by Karl Koenig

In “Fragments: Architecture of the Holocaust, An Artist’s Journey through the Camps,” artist Karl P. Koenig applies his photographic eye and uses the remarkable effects of his polychromatic gumoil photographic printing techniques to explore the architectural remains of 10 Nazi concentration camps.

The exhibit remains on view through Friday, March 29, 2013, in the Museum’s Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library in the Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The public is invited to a preview reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Admission is free, but advance registration is required for the reception. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.

Koenig’s style and expressive print-making method have allowed him to offer a unique interpretation of what these buildings may have been like for concentration camp prisoners. Koenig discovered the gumoil method in 1990. The actual photographs were taken over a 10-year period (1994-2004) of 10 different camps.

Based on his book of the same title, the exhibition highlights one print from each camp: Mauthausen, Breendonck, Theresienstadt, Buchenwald, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Vught, Auschwitz, Auschwitz II and Majdanek.

In discussing his work prior to his death in 2012, Koenig said, “I aim to lead viewers to look intensely at specific buildings or architectural details, horrible or ordinary as they may be, and find themselves transported inside them…. Once inside, however, the observer is inside the hell of the camps.”

Koenig’s book, “Fragments: Architecture of the Holocaust. An artist’s Journey Through the Camps” is dedicated to Naomi Warren and Colonel William Salman. Koenig’s wife, Frances Salman Koenig, who holds a doctorate in philosophy, played a large part in the creation of the book and will attend the opening with other family members. Koenig’s book also will be available for purchase in the Museum Store during the exhibition.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.
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