Books and Publications


Dissent and Displacement


Monica Petzal


February 2020


Monica Petzal ‘Dissent and Displacement’ – Leicester’s New Walk Museum, 8th February – 19th April 2020.

There is a 110 page full colour book, price £10.00, to accompany the exhibition, with a foreword by Rabbi Julia Neuberger.

This can be bought from the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery book shop and online here

Dissent and Displacement’ is about storytelling and how we reflect on our lives. Contemporary printmaker Monica Petzal explores opposition, persecution and persistence inspired by her German Jewish refugee heritage and the German Expressionist collection in Leicester. Interweaving threads of family, politics, culture and art, the narratives range from the rise of National Socialism in 1930’s Germany to the life of a Syrian refugee doctor in Leicester today.

Using original sources, it brings together contemporary collaged and painterly lithographic prints with accessible descriptive text, as well as German Expressionist work from the artist’s own collection, archive objects, photos and film.

New Walk Gallery holds the biggest collection of German Expressionist Art in the UK.

The New Walk Museum is open to the public 11am – 4.30pm on weekdays, 11am – 5pm on weekends. The Dissent and Displacement exhibition is free entry. There is an onsite cafe and free Wi-Fi.

New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

To read more about Monica Petzal and her work, see her website at

To read more about the associated exhibition 'Dissent and Displacement - A Modern Story', click here.

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