The roots of the statement Never Again can be traced to the cry of rebellion and hope from Buchenwald concentration camp survivors, in the wake of their liberation in 1945. By taking the condemnation of the Holocaust as a starting point, this rallying cry has become universal, as it has been used to excoriate all genocidal campaigns that have occurred over the 20th century, notwithstanding its promises and beliefs of progress and social transformation. Drawing inspiration from the same source, Never Forget, meaningfully resonates with Never Again, by urging each and every one to address the duty of remembrance and transmission, in order to prevent the perpetuation of such appalling crimes.
Tania Mouraud (born January 2, 1942) is a major contemporary artist.
Her practice and artistic vision mark a clean and open break and she has liberated herself from all art movements through her gesture, which is as radical as her whole body of work. As a matter of fact, she publicly burned all of her paintings during the May 1968 events.
From that moment on, she became an outsider, a free spirit, emancipated from any kind of trend.