the reconstruction of a forgotten exhibition.
A virtual display of colour woodblock prints created by German women artists 1900 - 1939 from a private collection and a monument to the artists who took part in a forgotten 1939 exhibition to commemorate the 1914 Leipzig BUGRA exhibitions organised in an all women pavilion.
It is also the home of several other collections of neglected, pre-owned and loved before works of art often created by forgotten and obscured artists.
The construction of this website started in March 2022. The actual filling with content (a display of a collection and its archive) will be an ongoing one-man enterprise undertaken by the website’s administrator, the CEO, curator, author and exhibition organiser. Because of its size and volume it will probably take more then a year to complete (Summer 2023: progress is steady: daily and continues uploading and updating) …….
Besides a display of a unique collection of art-on-paper this website is growing into the ultimate reference guide to German woodblock printmaking by its pioneering (women) artists born 1850-1900. They were active and creative 1900-1935.
During its construction the site will serve as an open and free source of information. The (necessary…) accompanying texts, artist biographies etc…., the “book-keeping” of this collection and the result of 20 years of research, is available on request as a limited edition book (2 volumes, ed. Jan. 2022). A limited number of copies is available. An actualised (to this day) PDF (August 2023: 600 pages) is also obtainable. Work and up-dating on both projects are continuous.
During summer the time consuming computer and office work is competing with the great outdoors.
The accompanying exhibition book is a 500 page Lexicon in 2 Volumes and a Who-is-Who of colour woodblock printmaking (“Farbholzschnitt”) in Imperial and Weimar Germany.