Elective Affinities - Rendezvous with Women Photographers

DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM

22th October 2020 – 28th March 2021

Photography

Elective Affinities - Rendezvous with Women Photographers

DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM

22th October 2020 – 28th March 2021

With the exhibition “Elective Affinities”, DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM is devoting itself to portrait photographs of the generation of photographers born around 1900. From 22 October 2020 to 31 January 2021, impressive portraits by Lotte Jacobi, Yva, Eva Besnyö, Frieda Riess and others will be presented. It is to be seen, who strongly influenced the photography in the 20th century with their characteristic photographs.

Elective relationships are fostered by an affinity of mind and soul, an unspoken magnetism between individuals who do not know each other well, and they occur again and again when portraits are taken. The friction sparked when the unfamiliar comes close, when detachment fuses with attraction, profoundly affects the interaction between the photographer and her sitter, and ultimately the expressive power of the portrait.

In the exhibition, about 60 photographs and documents are on display and publications on individual photographers are available.

In the museum rooms, the necessary rules of hygiene and distance must be observed.

Elective Affinities
Rendezvous with Women Photographers, 1900 – 1935

22th October 2020 – 28th March 2021
Opening Hours: Oct. Thu & Fri 15–19 ; Sat & Sun 12–16 / Nov.-Jan. Fri 15–19 ; Sat & Sun 12–16 / Closing Time 14th Dec. 2020 – 6th Jan. 2021
DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM
Dokumentation der Kunst von Frauen e.V.,
Schlüterstraße 70, 10625 Berlin

Due to the renewed lockdown, the Hidden Museum will close for the period from November 2 to 30, 2020.

www.dasverborgenemuseum.de

Press material

Press photos

  • Aura Hertwig, Die Schauspielerin Lucie Höflich, 1909, Silbergelatineabzug getönt, DVM
  • Thea Sternheim, Die Schriftstellerin Annette Kolb, Königstein 1915, Fotopostkarte: DVM
  • Frieda Riess, Der Schauspieler Emil Jannings, Berlin 1923, Silbergelatineabzug, DVM
  • Suse Byk, Der Opernsänger Eduard Kandl, um 1934, Silbergelatineabzug, Privatbesitz
  • Lotte Jacobi, Die Schauspielerin Valerie Boothby, Berlin um 1930, Foto: DVM
  • Yva, Die Schauspielerin Asta Nielsen, Berlin 1930, Foto: DVM
  • Frieda Riess, Rollenportrait Lucie Höflich, ca. 1920, Silbergelatineabzug, DVM
  • Aura Hertwig, Die Schauspielerin Lucie Höflich, 1904, Silbergelatineabzug, DVM
  • Frieda Riess, Die Schriftstellerin Claire Goll, ca. 1925, Silbergelatineabzug, Privatbesitz
  • Cami Stone, Die Malerin Lou Albert-Lasard, ca. 1926, Foto: DVM
  • Yva, Selbstportrait, Berlin 1926, Silbergelatine, Mehrfachbelichtung, Foto: DVM
  • Lotte Jacobi, Der Maler Josef Scharl, 1926, Silbergelatineabzug, Privatbesitz
  • Charlotte Joël, Walter Benjamin, Schriftsteller und Kulturkritiker, um 1929, Foto: Wallstein-Verlag