2 February, 1926 – 18 May, 2016
Fritz Stern, born in 1926 in Breslau, passed away on 18 May 2016 in the United States.
The Jewish Museum Berlin mourns the loss of one of its winners of the Prize for Understanding and Tolerance and a member of the Advisory Board for the permanent exhibition.
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Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin visit Rachel Kohn
Rachel’s ceramic Tupperware; photo: Rachel Kohn
In advance of Rachel Kohn’s work entering our art vending machine, the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin had the foresight to pay the artist a visit at her atelier in Berlin Charlottenburg. It’s the fourth installment of the art vending machine, for which Kohn has created miniature chairs and houses we could already marvel at during the visit.
Stepping into the atelier in this cozy home, we’re greeted by colorful dishes and fantastical judaica. Small houses and chairs made of clay are displayed on the walls in rows, and sculptures sit majestically atop their white pedestals. The air fills with the aromatic warmth of fresh coffee and tea poured into handmade cups. It’s an inviting welcome. → continue reading
Photo Portraits by Noga Shtainer
Noga Shtainer during an artist talk celebrating her show in Berlin in 2015 © Noga Shtainer
Noga Shtainer often travels with her camera in tow, for her photography project “Home for Special Children” in the Ukraine, for instance, or for “Twins” in Brazil. Shots from the latter project have been available for purchase from the art vending machine since 1 April 2016 (further information on our website). The photographer has lived since 2010 in Berlin, where I met her two years ago (I wrote about that encounter in a blog post in May of 2015).
The fact that Noga Shtainer is a photographer is itself accidental. She set out to become an actress. But she didn’t pass the entrance auditions for the WIZO School of Art in Haifa and was encouraged instead to apply for a photography class. The deadline for submitting an application portfolio was only two days away, however. → continue reading