THE CENTER FOR POLITICAL BEAUTY, an artist collective based in Berlin, espouses an ideal of “aggressive humanism,” in which, according to the Center, art will “hurt, provoke, and rise in revolt.”

Cesy Leonard is an artist and filmmaker and part oft he creative core oft the Center for Political Beauty. She will present specific works by the Center such as the Federal Emergency Programme, in which the Center proposed to the German government a policy to take in Syrian refugees, modelled on the Kindertransport; and the The Dead Are Coming, in which the Center exhumed the bodies of refugees from grave sites in Greece and Italy and then reburied the corpses in Germany. As well as their latest work around the Holocaust Memorial in the garden next to rightwing politician Höcke.

Cesy Leonard is an artist and filmmaker and part of the Centers creative core. After studying acting in Berlin and working as an actor in both film and theater she now works as film director. Her short film “Schuld – die Barbarei Europas” won the webvideo award 2012, “Montags Tanze” premiered at Max Ophüls Festival in Saabrücken 2015.