An Exhibition and Study Day at the Women's Art Library
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943), a German-Jewish artist who was killed at Auschwitz at the age of twenty-six. Her main body of work, titled Life? or Theatre?, moves between images and texts, musical and cinematic references and challenges the artistic conventions of Salomon’s time. We shall consider the multiple aspects of this complex work and reflect on its relevance for our own time. A small exhibition will accompany the Study Day with works by Charlotte Salomon, publications on the artist as well as an artistic intervention by Sarah Lightman. There will also be a screening of Richard Dindo’s film Charlotte, Life or Theatre? (1992).
Monica Bohm-Duchen, writer, lecturer and curator
Sophie Hardach, writer and PhD candidate at the department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths
Sarah Lightman, artist, curator and PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow
Astrid Schmetterling, Senior Lecturer at the department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths
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