Experiencing the #London1938 exhibition through the eyes of German and British artists
The exhibition London 1938: Defending 'Degenerate' German Art at the Liebermann Villa in Berlin’s Wannsee brings together a representative sample of the original London artworks, together with documentary information regarding their lenders in 1938, the reasons for their loans, and the impact of the exhibition in both Britain and Germany.
Ahead of the unique exhibition, we offered four places for artists based in the UK and Germany on an emerging artists’ programme to develop their practice and extend their networks by visiting and responding to the exhibition. We were thrilled by the high quality applications we received and delighted to welcome the two UK-based artists Catriona Robertson and Chris Alton and the two Germany-based artists Leonie Brandner and Katrin Winkler in Berlin.
Together with the curator Dr. Lucy Wasensteiner, they spent a day at the exhibition, learned more about the background of the paintings and their lenders and got inspired for their own artistic practice.Watch this space to see some of their responses to the art works currently exhibited at the Liebermann Villa!
What has inspired our emerging the artists the most? Take a look at how they experienced the day at the Villa:
"I was particularly impressed and touched by the very personal stories behind the paintings in the exhibition. The focus on the lenders and the journey that the pieces have made I found incredibly interesting and it brought something very special to the exhibition." - Leonie Brandner.