| Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in der Villa Oppenheim
An installation by Sonya Schönberger
For three months, the artist Sonya Schönberger slept in Marta Feuchtwanger's room in the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, worked, looked out the window, saw herself in her mirror, and stowed personal things in the furniture.
Marta (Munich 1891 - Pacific Palisades 1987) managed to escape to the USA with her husband Lion Feuchtwanger, who had long been famous beyond Germany, after exile in southern France. In 1942 they moved into the lavish house on Paseo Miramar.
Marta devoted many years to the legacy of her husband, who died in 1958, which is now preserved and widely illuminated at the University of Southern California (USC). Marta's most everyday things were stored there unnoticed, without explanation and seemingly randomly packed in small boxes.
Sonya Schönberger turned to these objects in the depot, staged them and documented them in order to get closer to the life and work of Marta Feuchtwanger