On view from November 14, 2015 to January 14, 2016 The exhibition features 35 rescued works of painter Käthe Loewenthal.
The Jewish painter Käthe Loewenthal was born in Berlin in 1877 and grew up in Geneva, Lausanne, Paris, Berlin, Bern, and Argentina. Having completed a wide range of artistic studies begun in 1895, she worked as an artist from 1914 until her death, earning her living by painting portraits. In 1933 she was banned from painting and exhibiting. Forced in 1941 to live in a so-called Jewish house, she was placed in a collection point in Weißenstein in 1942. From there she was deported to the Izbica transit camp near Lublin in Poland, where she was murdered.
SCREENING | Saturday | November 14 | 6 pm
The film Käthe Löwenthal (1877-1942) produced by the Verein Lebenswerk Käthe Loewenthal e.V. will be shown. A public discussion will be held after the film in the company of Professor Wolf Ritscher, who never had the opportunity of meeting his great aunt, Käthe Loewenthal, personally. The discussion will be presented by Jani Pietsch.
READING | Sunday | November 15 | 5
Author Jani Pietsch will read the chapter Karriere geht vor (career has priority) from her book Ich besaß einen Garten in Schöneiche bei Berlin. Das verwaltete Verschwinden jüdischer Nachbarn und ihre schwierige Rückkehr. The chapter deals with the divorce of Susanne Ritscher, née Loewenthal, and her non-Jewish husband in the interests of his career. Marie Rolshoven will present the discussion following the reading, a conversation between Jani Pietsch and Wolf Ritscher, Susanne Ritscher-Loewenthal’s grandson.
Admission to all events is free!
VENUE: Atelier Merseburger Str. 12 10823 Berlin
U7 | Eisenacherstrasse
S1 | Julius-Leber-Brücke
These events are the result of cooperation between Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and KUBIN and are funded by the Stiftung Klassenlotterie Berlin.
Saturday | November 7 | 2-8 pm and Sunday | November 8 | 12 am - 6 pm
TWO INSTALLATIONS BY JANI PIETSCH, MARIE ROLSHOVEN + FLORIAN VOSS
An exhibition addresses the fatalities that occurred at the German-German border. Marie Rolshoven and Florian Voß’s light installation focuses on victims of the Berlin Wall.
The past is linked here to the tragic circumstances of today’s refugees at the borders of Europe. Pope Francis calls it the globalization of indifference. We are the travellers of permanent transit, say the refugees.
Jani Pietsch explored the fence between Morocco and the Spanish Exclave Melilla on foot and by bicycle. Her collage of video and sound recordings translocates Europe’s most southern border to the centre of Europe. www.schoeneberger-art.de
Merseburger Str. 12