Dora Maar House / Provence AcademyDaniel Plettenberg (Hrsg.), Gwen Strauss (Hrsg.)
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The pandemic had exposed what had been barely hidden: the global rifts of poverty and wealth, the differences in health care along race and class, the failure of capitalism to address urgent crises, and power-plays in political systems to exploit fear and widen those gaps.
We will always remember the summer of 2020. There will always be before the pandemic and after the pandemic. We are on a fulcrum moment in history. Why not, we asked ourselves, use this gestation period to explore, to note and mark, to exchange, and to create a collective document, a dynamic archive. Could the Dora Maar House and the Provence Academy offer a place where artists, like those in the Dance Macabre, might bear witness from their unique perspective?
Daniel Plettenberg (Hrsg.)
Daniel Plettenberg/Didine van der Platenvlotbrug, a founding member of the Provence Academy, is a political activist, performer and comedian. SHe also gives lectures in philosophy and is member of a think tank of the German Government. Along with artists and activists from all over Germany, SHe is creating a museum on the perception of femininity in the former red light district St.Pauli.
Gwen Strauss (Hrsg.)
Gwen Strauss is based in Southern France where she has been the Director of the Dora Maar Cultural Center, an artist residency program based in the Dora Maar House and a cultural center in the historic Hotel de Tingry. She is the author of several award-winning books for children The Hiding Game, The Night Shimmy, and Ruth and the Green Book, a book of poetry, Trail of Stones. She has a forthcoming non-fiction book The Nine, which follows the true story of her great aunt Hélène Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp.
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