Exhibitions at Das Verborgene Museum
"Destiny Emigration" reconstructs the stories of two Jewish photographers, Gerti Deutsch and Jeanne Mandello. Each left her country when the Nazis took power. Gerti Deutsch escaped Vienna for London in 1936, two years before Austria was annexed by the Germans. Jeanne Mandello had already fled Frankfurt in 1934, heading first for Paris and then for Montevideo in Uruguay.
Gerti Deutsch: Vienna 1908 – 1979 London
Born in 1908 and raised in the heart of Vienna, she trained as a p… more
Photomontage Artist and Painter / Fotomonteurin und Malerin
Alice Lex-Nerlinger belonged to the artistic-political avantgarde of the Weimar Republic together with Hannah Höch, Lea and Hans Grundig, John Heartfield, the Cologne-based “progressives” and her husband, Oskar Nerlinger.
Alice Pfeffer, married name Nerlinger, pseudonym Lex, was born in 1893 – the youngest of six children – to the owner of a gaslamp factory on Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Between 1911 and 1916 she studied painting and graphic art at the teach… more
Tanz der Hände. Fotografien der Tänzerinnen Tilly Losch und Hedy Pfundmayr 1920-1935
This exhibition takes its cue from an evening of dance performed by two soloists of the Vienna State Opera: Tilly Losch (1903-1975), who caused a stir in her roles as the female seductress, and Hedy Pfundmayr (1899-1965), who often played the principal boy. They created their "Dance of Hands" to be performed at the Salzburg Festival in 1927, where they were joined by the young dancer Harald Kreutzberg. It was to become their trademark, and as a choreography for hands it made history.… more
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