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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.

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Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?

8 November 2019 – 1 March 2020  jewishmuseum.org.uk / @jewishmuseumLDN “In the condition of terrorised vulnerability and politically menaced radicalised identity….Salomon contemplated taking her own life… Instead, however, she created one of the most challenging, enigmatic and demanding artworks of the twentieth century”. Griselda Pollock in: Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory, published by […]

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