An evening about two people who were friends. About ambivalence, competition and anti-Semitism. The ceramist Marguerite Friedlaender and the sculptor Gerhard Marcks had a decisive influence on German arts and crafts. She, the Jewish cosmopolitan, had to flee from the Nazis. He stayed and continued his artistic work. Her designs are still produced today by the Königliche Porzellanmanufaktur Berlin. He created numerous well-known sculptures and sculptures.
This look at the two artists at the Bauhaus Weimar and Burg Giebichenstein in Halle also sheds light on a time when many people in Germany considered anti-Semitism to be natural. Against this backdrop, how was this friendship nevertheless possible and how a critical confrontation with each other?
The audience witnesses a lively fanning out conversation between two very familiar people and their lived artistic cooperation. The evening interweaves the reality of National Socialism into the conversation and, also with reference to the assassination of the synagogue in Halle, challenges us to confront the deep rifts running through German society from then to now. And he also outlines the possibility of a continuing practice of dialogue.
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