The expressive power of the female image and the female perspective, inspired by the life and work of the Berlin painter Jeanne Mammen (1890 – 1976).
Style, clothes, attitude; what do they represent and what is the deeper need that they express? Politics, sexual rights, short hair, short skirts, trousers, male suits and ties. Fashion, art and everyday life.
Women portraying women. Female portraits. Women presenting and staging themselves. Women conquering the public space and the public life. Portraits that tell stories. From the drawings of an observer of 1920s Berlin to the world of 2020’s.
Appearance as emancipation. The female body as representation and as means of expression.