I want to be a shine at the very top – Irmgard Keun’s “The Artificial Silk Girl”

The Artificial Silk Girl” is a complex novel from the 1930s in which the heroine Doris manoeuvres through life with wit, vigour and despair: through a Berlin where the “golden twenties” were only glamorous for some; through a metropolis that was soon to sink into the brown quagmire of the Nazi era. The work, which belongs to the genre New Objectivity, was acclaimed by critics of the day – whilst simultaneously being treated with suspicion as being the work of a woman writer with a sense of humour.

Following in the tradition of the series Reflexes as a double event (reading/lecture on the one hand, exhibition on the other), Oberwelt e.V. presents the group exhibition I want to be a shine at the very top – Irmgard Keun’s “The Artificial Silk Girl” that will take place from 8th July to 16 September 2016 in the Oberwelt Gallery.

„komm, Komma“, 2016