“The war raged on and I sat by the sea and saw deep into the heart of humankind." (Charlotte Salomon, 1942)
As part of Griselda Pollock’s O.E Saunders Memorial Lecture (17th), The Art History Society and The Feminist Society are hosting a discussion group that will focus on the themes and issues that Pollock is going to discuss in her lecture on the Berlin-born artist Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943). The discussion will take its departure in Salomon’s artwork ‘Life? or Theatre?’ to consider larger themes such as the limitations of representation, visual testimony, trauma, namelessness in history and the act of documentation.
The Art History School President, Lily Ratcliff, will give a short introduction to Charlotte Salomon as well as her personal reflections on Holocaust art. The discussion does therefore not require that you are an art history student or familiar with Charlotte Salomon’s life and work beforehand.
Please feel free to bring whatever you want to drink.