The cycle of paintings Life? or Theatre? by Charlotte Salomon (b. Berlin, 1917; d. Auschwitz, 1943) constitutes a singular document of German-Jewish life in 1920s and 1930s Berlin. The artist created the altogether 1,325 gouaches in France, where she lived in exile, between 1940 and 1942; soon after completing it, she was deported and murdered at the age of twenty-six. “The Museum der Moderne Salzburg exhibits a representative selection of 278 pages from this work, which stands out not only for its extraordinary history, but also for the spellbinding modernity of the compositions and the luminous colors of the gouaches,” Sabine Breitwieser, director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, who proposed the exhibition, explains. In the Rupertinum, right across from the Great Festival Hall, Life? or Theatre? is being presented together with mementos from Marc-Andr√©

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