A discussion with
Ruth Beckermann Film-maker & Author
Kathrin Rhomberg Curator
Peter Raue Lawyer & Art sponsor
Oliver Rathkolb Contemporary historian
moderated by Michael Kerbler
In light of its centenary, the Salzburg Festival engaged with the ongoing debate about the painter and graphic artist Poldi Wojtek. In 1928, Wojtek designed an emblem for the Salzburg Festival that has since – with the exception of the Nazi era – served as the Festival’s logo. The tension between the moral responsibility of artists and the artistic merit of their work is forcefully illustrated by the figure of Poldi Wojtek, who later ingratiated herself with the Nazi regime. In a panel discussion we want to drive forward the extensive debate about how artworks of high aesthetic quality by politically questionable artists should be evaluated.
Registration required at www.festspielfreunde.at