Cécile Lempert: Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again

Curated by Miriam Bettin

March 16 – May 18, 2024


Which stories are told, which memories are preserved and passed on across generations? Cécile Lempert’s pictorial motifs originate from photographic (family) archives that she transfers into drawings and then into figurative paintings. The artist juxtaposes images from her own biographical context with historical source material, including photographs of the Dildilian family, taken during the Ottoman era and representing an important contemporary document of Armenia between 1888 and 1930. In addition, Armenian miniatures and frescoes rich in allegory form an iconographic frame of reference.