Katherine Tubb and Jochen Hung will lead an exclusive unearthing of some lost German art pioneers: Erika Mann and Marta Astfalck-Vietz – two New Women artists of twenties Berlin.
Followed by a workshop exploring more aspects of lesbian history and culture with Amy Tooth Murphy and the GWL Archivist, Hannah Little.
Tuesday 9 March, 5pm to 7pm
The journalist Erika Mann and the photographer Marta Astfalck-Vietz worked in Berlin during the 1920s and lived fully emancipated lives – sexually, financially, and creatively. In Germany, however, Marta’s photographs, as well as many of Erika’s articles, have been largely forgotten until recent years and have never been presented to a Scottish audience before. They offer insights into a period of radical change in German history: social and political, cultural and economic.
To celebrate International Women’s Day these talks will explain how Erika and Marta were forgotten and then re-discovered, and will explore the links between the advent of the modern era and the lives of these unusual, compelling, and inspirational women.
This session is on Tuesday 9 March, 5-7pm. It is open to both men and women. For more information or to book your place please contact us.
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This event is kindly supported by the University of Glasgow.