Exhibition : “Back into the light: Four women artists, their works, their paths”

Article publié le 29 November 2022

Until April 17th, 2023 at the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt

This exhibition is dedicated to four women artists from Frankfurt who have been forgotten over time: Erna Pinner, Rosy Lilienfeld, Amalie Seckbach and Ruth Cahn. In the Roaring Twenties, daring often accompanied madness, allowing the invisible majority of women to triumph on stage, on the big screen and to make a small place for themselves in museums. For until 1919, they were forbidden to enter the Academy of Fine Arts. These four were pioneers in Frankfurt, competing with their male colleagues for artistic appreciation and recognition. However, with the coming to power of the Nazis, their careers came to a halt, their works ostracised and their persons persecuted as Jews. Thus, the exhibition sheds light on their lives and works. And it takes us back to those intriguing 1920s when everything seemed possible, in a positive sense. With the thriving cultural scene in Frankfurt, which also made a name for itself in sociology and philosophy at that time with its school.