21. September 2023
17:00 – 18:00
  • Adult

Louise Stomps at the GKM - Celebration and Performance

The Georg Kolbe Museum is pleased to receive a sculptural addition to the garden as part of a generous donation from the estate of Louise Stomps. Louise Stomps‘ figure Mother Earth has been at home with us since the summer. The sculptor created it for her family’s gravesite in 1935/36. We would like to celebrate the donation of the sculpture to the museum and invite you to join us!

The event will be accompanied by a performative public lecture by the artists Birgit Szepanski and May Ament in the sculpture garden of the Georg Kolbe Museum. In their joint performance project „Moving Female Sculptures“, Szepanski and Ament pay tribute to sculptors of the ‚first generation‘ who lived and worked in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Using movement and language, the performative lectures create new perspectives on sculptures by women sculptors who are underrepresented and often forgotten in art history. In addition to Louise Stomps‘ stone sculpture, the bronze sculpture „The Year 1965“ by Jenny Wiegmann-Mucchi will also be part of the performative lecture – so the two sculptresses will be viewed together in the sculpture garden.

Birgit Szepanski studied fine arts in Münster. Her artistic-scientific theme „narrated city“ includes a female view of the city. Memory culture is another focus in her art. May Ament is an artist/dancer and studied dance with Janine Schneider. Psychoanalysis, dance and memory culture interact in her interdisciplinary projects.