Posted on June 22, 2018

In memoriam Rainer Verbizh

Our friend Rainer Verbizh, who created 12 years ago the artistic imprint and the intellectual framework for SC Exhibitions with the design concept of the Tutankhamun exhibition, died on June 12th at the age of 74.

We are sad to announce that our friend Rainer Verbizh has passed away.

12 years ago, Rainer came up with the design concept for our Tutankhamun exhibition, helping to create the artistic imprint and intellectual framework for SC Exhibitions. He died on 12 June, aged 74, having struggled with several very serious illnesses since 2012. Sadly, his last few years had been punctuated with visits to doctors and hospitals, but Rainer kept working whenever he could. We took him to New York twice for creative meetings, and he designed the masterplan for Magic City – The Art of the Street, as well as discussing unrealised exhibition ideas such as Yesterday Is Now. His Tutankhamun 2008 catalogue post still stands true: “It's all about content!”

The SC Exhibitions team has lost a great mentor, and his skills, meticulous approach and above all his incorruptibility will be missed. We will pay tribute to Rainer later in the year in our annual magazine, Showbiz Culture. Luckily, we have many photos, plans, concepts and emails, so a rich documentary remains with us. And of course there are our exhibitions, where he will stay a living memory.

Watch our memorial video above, which summarises the last 12 years of an extraordinary collaboration.

Our thoughts are with his family. He will be greatly missed.

Christoph Scholz for everybody at SC Exhibitions, Semmel Concerts and from the creative teams of our exhibitions.


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