book burning memorial
In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 "anti-German" books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like "Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end."
Except for the presentation organized by the Musée Marmottan in 2005, the last important retrospective on Camille Claudel dates back to 1991 and was also at the Musée Rodin at a time when this artist was still unfamiliar to the general public. It would be useful in fact to recall for the benefit of younger generations that the name of Camille Claudel, until quite recently, did not really mean anything and that few references to her work as an artist could be found in art
Anointing Art's Female Popes
AVIGNON, France — The exhibition Les Papesses, curated by Collection Lambert Director Éric Mézil, anoints five female popes — popesses, if you will — of modern and contemporary art: Camille Claudel, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, and Berlinde de Bruyckere. And it does a fantastic job of turning visitors into believers.