“Eavesdropper on an Age” at Museum Giersch

Ludwig Meidner, Strange Lovers, 1941, watercolor and ink on pencil, from: sketchbook 1941-47, Ludwig Meidner-Archive, Jewish Museum Frankfurt, photo: Ursula Seitz-Gray, Frankfurt
© Ludwig Meidner-Archiv, Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Eavesdropper on an Age
Ludwig Meidner in Exile

March 20 until July 10, 2016
Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität
Schaumainkai 83 (Museumsufer), Frankfurt am Main

The exhibition at the Museum Giersch of the Goethe University, organized in collaboration with the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt, focused on works on paper done by the Jewish artist while in exile in London from 1939 to 1953 – sketchbooks, watercolors, charcoal and chalk drawings. The works Meidner did in exile constitute a mixture of the most intense inner experience and topical commentary. Symbolically condensed, they deal with isolation, persecution and annihilation and a grotesquely absurd life, which Meidner presents with caustic humor, sarcasm and bizarre exaggeration.

Book Cover Eaves Dropper on an age

The exhibition catalogue is published at Hirmer Publishers
bilingual (German/English) 240 pp., 208 color illus., 23 x 27,5 cm, hardcover, 45,00 €

ISBN: 978-3-7774-2586-3