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Talk: The Face of Weimar Culture

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The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide

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Part of the Berlin-London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon Event Series

Taking Gerty Simon's striking image (c. 1929) of the sculptor Renée Sintenis as a starting point, this talk will explore Simon's photographs as part of a wider culture of the artistic face and body in Weimar modernity. Focusing on images of artists, Dr Deborah Lewer will consider the critical importance of the arts - photography and other media - gender and the shifting politics of Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Dr Deborah Lewer is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow. She has published widely on the Weimar avant-garde, Dada, Expressionism and on art in the German Democratic Republic. She has also translated key texts of the period. She is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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