Exhibition: 27 April – 28 June 2023
Opening: Friday, 28 April 2023, 6 – 9 pm
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin
Persons Projects is proud to present a selection of paintings and drawings from Paweł Książek's latest series Movement dedicated to the development of experimental dance in the Weimar Republic. The starting point for Książek's series are two preserved photographs of the Viennese dancer Susanne Birkmeyer taken by Trude (Gertrude) Fleischmann in the 1930s in Vienna. Because of her Jewish background, Fleischmann was forced to emigrate to Paris, London, and eventually, with the help of her former student and lover Helen Post, to New York after the Anschluss in 1938. With his series, Książek engages in a direct dialogue with these pioneering artists, some of whom have been forgotten, and thus revives their art.