Symposium hosted by the Jewish Museum Frankfurt

lithograph after a drawing from 1915
Ludwig Meidner, Untitled, lithograph after a drawing from 1915, published in: “The Sea of Stars at My Back”, 1918, Ludwig Meidner-Archiv, Jewish Museum Frankfurt, photo: Ursula Seitz-Gray, Frankfurt

“… to dance on an icy mountain ridge …”
Symposium on the Work and Impact of Ludwig Meidner

January 16 until 18, 2017

The final event in the joint project was a scholarly symposium on Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966) organized by the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the German Exile Archive 1933-1945 of the German National Library. It presented the current status of international Meidner research and recapitulated the findings of the joint project to experts and an interested public. The symposium explored Meidner’s oeuvre and its reception as phenomena of contemporary history. A major focus was directed on the explicitly Jewish aspects of his work and their perception.
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location: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Adickesallee 1, 60322 Frankfurt am Main
time: Monday,  January 16th, 2017, 9:30 am until Wednesday, Januar 18th, 2017, 3 pm

“… You out there who look into our rooms longingly, what do you know of the flagellation, the stab, the labored breathing, the shivers of cold and the feverishness that accompany daily creative work! Oh, to dance on an icy mountain ridge in eternal solitude, to balance on a knife’s sharp edge …” from: Ludwig Meidner, Hymne auf den hellen Tag (Hymn to the Light of Day)

The Jewish Museum Frankfurt, which has been in charge of Meidner’s artistic estate since 1994 through its Ludwig Meidner Archive, was also a cooperation partner in the exhibitions shown in Frankfurt and Hofheim in the framework of the joint project.

© for the works of Ludwig Meidner:
Ludwig Meidner-Archiv, Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt am Main