8 January, 2020 @ 2.00 pm - 2.30 pm
This exhibition will present one of the most important and powerful modernist achievements of the 20th century – the singular and complex artwork Life? or Theatre? by German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon (b. Berlin 1917 – d. Auschwitz 1943). Discover more about the exhibition’s themes and content in this intimate tour of the exhibition, led by one of the Museum’s Curators.
Griselda Pollock: Where does Charlotte Salomon’s unique modernist artwork fit into today’s histories?
Charlotte Salomon produced arguably some of the most monumental and philosophical Modernist art works of the twentieth century in an intensive period of creativity between 1940-42 and yet very few people are aware of her. Griselda Pollock asks why this female Jewish artist, working in exile during the Nazi occupation of Europe, has been maligned and forgotten from Jewish history, Feminist history and Art history.