1947 akefeh von koerber ausstellung in schwetzingen

First exhibition of some miniatures in the Schwetzingen castle in 1947.

1952 akefeh von koerber wahlheimat deutschland

“Elective home Germany”. A newspaper article by her husband Heribert von Koerber, which appeared in the early 1950s. Some of the article about her life is journalistically “adapted”. Thus the destination of the trip to Europe was originally Paris, Berlin was only a stopover. Other details described in the article do not quite correspond to the facts either.

1956 das magazin die sieger im wettrennen

In 1956, three Persian fairy tales written by Akefeh von Koerber and illustrated by his own miniatures appeared in the respected GDR cultural magazine “Das Magazin”.

1956 das magazin die abenteuer des frommen ali

“The Adventures of Pious Ali” (Das Magazin, 1956).

1956 das magazin schirin im zaubergarten

“Shirin in the Magic Garden” (Das Magazin, 1956).

1957 akefeh von koerber katholische zeitung

“Persian traditional art in Europe”. In the “Katholische Zeitung” of June 2, 1957, the journalist Bachmann writes about the works of Akefeh von Koerber. Only where he refers to the adjacent picture, which quite obviously shows two nuns, does he invent a new title, “Two Sisters”, and claims that it depicts two blind sisters from Iran. This journalistic “adaptation” was due to the spirit of the times. In 1957, public speaking about the horrors of World War II was almost taboo. In fact, A. v. K. had drawn two desperate nuns in a shelter in Leipzig during a bombing raid and reported this to Mr. Bachmann.

1963 01 13 koelnische rundschau

“Persian miniatures – painted in Cologne”. This article appeared in the “Kölnische Rundschau” on 13 January 1963 following a GEDOK exhibition, in which Akefeh von Koerber also participated with some works.

1981 akefeh von koerber zeitungsartikel koelner stadtanzeiger

“The delicate world of oriental watercolours”. An article from the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” of 12 May 1981 on the occasion of an exhibition of miniatures by Akefeh von Koerber in the “City-Treff”, now “SK Stiftung Kultur”.

1981 akefeh von koerber persische kuenstlerin stellt iranische maerchenwelt vor

“Persian artist introduces Iranian fairy tale world”. “Kölner Wochenspiegel” of April 29, 1981 on the occasion of the exhibition at the “City-Treff”.

1989 akefeh von koerber ausstellung kulturzentrum rhiannon

3 March – 4 April 1989: Exhibition of charcoal drawings at the Rhiannon Women’s Book Shop and Women’s Cultural Centre in Cologne. The Rhiannon was one of the first women’s bookstores in Germany and the first in Cologne. At that time men were still not allowed to enter.

1990 akefeh von koerber ankuendigung ausstellung juventud rebelde

In the center of the colonial old city of Havana, Cuba, is the old palace of the Governor of Havana (today a museum and office of the city historian). To the right is the palace of his deputy (today the seat of the Cuban Book Institute with exhibition rooms).
In April 1990 an exhibition of the works of Akefeh von Koerber took place there.
“Juventud rebelde”, in which the exhibition was announced on 12 April 1990, is the second largest daily newspaper in Cuba.

1990 akefeh von koerber ausstellung in havanna kuba

Announcement of the exhibition in Havana in the Cuban trade union newspaper “Trabajadores” on 14 April 1990.

1990 cartelera ausstellung ankuendigung akefeh von koerber

The “Cartelera”, Havana’s calendar of events, refers to the exhibition in the April 12-18, 1990 edition.

1990 havanna ausstellung akefeh von koerber

Photo of the construction of the exhibition 1990 in Havana.