Rendezvous with Women Photographers 1900-1935
Yva , Steffi Brandl, Marianne Breslauer, Suse Byk, Aura Hertwig, Lotte Jacobi, Gertrud Munckel, Frieda Riess, Thea Sternheim
Photographic portraits testify to friendships, spark memories, and convey an atmosphere of intimacy. They show their colours when they are commissioned, tell of intimate encounters, record technical experiments. Often, they are the only remaining evidence of an ephemeral, unexpected, or sophisticated visual dialogue. Photographers have a fine instinct for camera encounters – both professionally and as amateurs.
Photographs by the art collector Thea Sternheim (1883–1971) offer insights into the world of an obsessive amateur photographer whose portraits include such casual images as those of Gottfried Benn and the pacifist Annette Kolb.
Additionally, the exhibition features samples of the oeuvre of Frieda G. Riess (1890–1955?), the society photographer who opened a studio on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm boulevard and had a show as early as 1925 at the Galerie Alfred Flechtheim. Also on view, among other things: portraits made by the young Marianne Breslauer (1909–2001) – who decided to become a photographer while visiting the Riess exhibition – and others by Lotte Jacobi (1896–1990), who found her own style for each of her subjects.
DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM
22.10. – 13.12.2020
LocationDAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM
Dokumentation der Kunst von Frauen e.V.
10625 Berlin - Charlottenburg
Thu+Fri 15–19 h, | Sat+Sun 12–16 h
S-1,9 Savignyplatz; U-2 Ernst-Reuter-Platz; Bus M49, X34
Admission € 3
Marion Beckers, Elisabeth Moortgat, Riess – Photographic Studio and Salon in Berlin 1918-1932, Wasmuth, Tübingen-Berlin 2008, 10,- €; Thomas Ehrsam, Regula Wyss (Hg.), Thea Sternheim und ihre Welt – „Keiner wage, mir zu sagen: Du sollst!“, Wallstein, Göttingen 2015, 24,90 €