The Jewish German-speaking Romanian poet Paul Celan (pseudonym for Paul Antschel) is considered one of the most important poets of the twentieth century.

We were asked by the Jewish Museum to design this exhibition, to honour his world-famous poem Todesfuge (Death Fugue), which he wrote seventy-five years ago. Together with Helly Oestreicher (form) and Paul Sars (content) we developed this exhibition. To design a space about a poem and its interpretations was a completely new and exciting experience. The focus was first and foremost on text and typography, rather than imagery which is usually leading.

11 December 2020 to 16 May 2021

Curator: Judith Hoekstra