Malik © DEFA-Stiftung
Brothers Wieland Herzfelde and John Heartfield tell the story of their publishing house, Malik, which specialized in avant-garde art and leftist literature. All Malik titles were confiscated by the Nazis and included in the infamous 1933 book burning. Malik continued publishing until 1947, however, first in Prague, then in London, and finally in New York.
The film—showing many works from George Grosz’ 1917 Portfolio—was created alongside the 1966 exhibit Malik from 1916 to 1947, organized by the Academy of Arts in East Berlin.
This film can be purchased or streamed as part of the collection ARTS in EXILE.