INES BURDOW © Paul Zimmer
frank diersch © Katja Pudor


30 January, 2024, 7.30 PM, IN GERMAN

Lyonel Feininger's correspondence with his partner Julia Berg, later Julia Feininger, spans over several decades and paints an intimate picture of the man, painter, father and husband. His letters take the listeners of the reading on a journey through time, through war, the Weimar Republic, inflation and the emergence of the Bauhaus, and also tell the story of Feininger's struggle for "a new art".

Conrad Feininger has been an actor for forty years, primarily in Washington, DC. He has appeared in over one hundred plays. As an employee of the United States Library of Congress, he has narrated more than two hundred audio books. He now lives in Dessau, Germany with his wife Marie-Luise. Conrad Feininger is the grandson of Lyonel and Julia Feininger and the son of T. Lux Feininger.

Ines Burdow is an actress, speaker and author. Her involvement with the Feininger letters began as part of "100 Years of the Bauhaus", commissioned by the Feininger Museum Quedlinburg, for which she developed a live radio play together with Frank Diersch. The book »Sweetheart, es ist alle Tage Sturm« Lyonel Feininger – Briefe an Julia: 1905–1935 was published in 2021 by Kanon-Verlag Berlin, simultaneously with the audio feature of the same name on MDRKultur.

Frank Diersch since 2018 the format Drawing Radio and is also active since 2005 as a lecturer and curator.