Reflecting on Charlotte Salomon
An Exhibition and Study Day at the Women’s Art Library organised by Goldsmith University of London
Study Day : 15.05.2017, 11.00-18.00
Special Collections Reading Room
The event is free of charge, but booking is required.
Special Collections Foyer
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 26. 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. The Study Day will investigate this complex work and reflect on its relevance for our own time. The accompanying exhibition will include work by Salomon, publications on the artist, an artistic intervention by Sarah Lightman, and a screening of Richard Dindo’s film Charlotte, Life or Theatre? (1992). Speakers: 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