In this lecture, Erik Riedel, head of exhibitions at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and curator of the museum’s Ludwig Meidner Archives in Frankfurt/Main (Germany), speaks about Ludwig and Else Meidner’s art, their complicated relationship, and finally estrangement.
Erik Riedel studied art history, history, and philosophy in Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He is head of exhibitions at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and curator of the museum’s Ludwig Meidner Archive. The archive consists of the artistic estates of Ludwig and Else Meidner and several other artists who were forced into exile. Erik Riedel has curated numerous exhibitions on 19th- and 20th-century art, for instance on Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Ludwig and Else Meidner, Charlotte Salomon, and Arie Goral. Apart from several exhibitions catalogues he has published the catalogue raisonné of Ludwig Meidner’s sketchbooks and the conference proceedings “Ludwig Meidner. Expressionism, Ecstasy, Exile” (2018).
The event is moderated by FAS Director Rachel Stern.
This event is part of our monthly series
Flight or Fight. stories of artists under repression.
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