Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory
Griselda Pollock’s major re-evaluation of Berlin-born artist, Charlotte Salomon, sheds new light on her remarkable combination of image, text, and music, revealing Salomon's wealth of references to cinema, opera, Berlin cabaret, and the painter's modernist engagements with artists such as Van Gogh and Munch. In addition, Griselda Pollock draws attention to affinities in Salomon’s work with artists and thinkers who shared her experience of statelessness and menaced exile in Nazi-dominated Europe, confronting shocking new material surrounding the young artist’s final few months.
Griselda Pollock, Professor of the Social & Critical Histories of Art, and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History, at Leeds University, is a renowned feminist art historian. She is the author of numerous books, including Concentrationary Memories: Totalitarian Terror and Cultural Resistance, Reading Van Gogh: Memory, Place and Modernity, and Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum: Time Space and the Archive.