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Performance: Isaac Chong Wai – Humming Breath and Silent Words - POSTPONED

ATTENTION, Unfortunately, the performance can not take place on the 30 September and will be postponed. We will let you know once a new date is fixed.

On the occassion of the current exhibition The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time. Artistic Testimonies of War and Repression, the Brücke Museum and the Schinkel Pavillon present a new performance by Isaac Chong Wai, created especially for the exhibition. Humming Breath and Silent Words (Homage to Charlotte Salomon) refers to the work of Charlotte Salomon: Leben? oder Theater? (Life? or Theater?). The extensive 759 sheet cycle of work was created in 1939 and includes a story in image and writing – a precursor to the later graphic novel. Salomon’s autobiographical narrative bears witness to the tragic life of the Jewish artist – from the First World War to her flight from Nazi Germany to shortly before her deportation to Ausschwitz, where she was murdered in 1945.

Performance Humming Breath and Silent Words (Homage to Charlotte Salomon) by Isaac Chong Wai with performers Dagmar Aigner, Zaki Hagins, Saraï O’gara, Nobutaka Shomura and Eliza Zaikinaite.

Location: Brücke-Museum

The conceptual artist Isaac Chong Wai (b. 1990) works in a variety of media, including photography and film, sculpture and performance. Raised in Hong Kong, Chong came to Weimar to study art in 2013 and moved to Berlin in 2015. Since then, the strong visibility of history in both cities has shaped his artistic practice. In particular, fates associated with National Socialism become a recurring theme, through which he explores grief, loss, and memory.

Additionally, the performance takes place on 1 October 2023, at 3 pm at the Schinkel Pavillon.

Supported by the Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung.

Public events are free with museum ticket. No pre-registration is necessary.

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