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Das Verborgene Museum in Berlin, Germany commemorates the first anniversary of the death of museum founder, Gisela Breitling tomorrow.


” Gisela Breitling has dedicated her life to the fight for an appropriate attention to female creativity in past and present, and has developed original patterns of representation and interpretation in her paintings and writings.

She has dared to accuse popular art historians of disregarding female artists and has never stopped intervening in art and gender politics. That has determined her life.

Gisela Breitling made a decisive contribution to the foundation of the association Das Verborgene Museum, Berlin, in 1986, in order to make known to the public the unique achievements of female artists. We are grateful for that. “

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The International Association of Women’s Museums would like to join the commemoration of Gisela Breitling:

Gisela Breitling
Foto: Marion Beckers, Berlin, 2000

GISELA BREITLING

27 May 1939  – 12 March 2018 in Berlin

Painter and Writer

Carrier of the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon

The painter and writer Gisela Breitling has dedicated her life to the struggle for appropriate visibility of female creativity in past and present. In her painting and in her writings she developed original patterns of representation and interpretation. She has dared to accuse popular art historians of disregarding female artists, and she has never stopped intervening in gender and art politics. That has determined her life.

In 1986 Gisela Breitling made a decisive contribution to the creation of the association Das Verborgene Museum, Berlin in order to make the public aware of the unique achievements of female artists. We are grateful for that.

 

DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM e.V.

Marion Beckers, Renate Berger, Alexandra Goy, Elisabeth Moortgat

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