Are black athletes better than white athletes? Do homosexuals have a particular appreciation for art? Are pipe smokers easygoing and do Jews have long noses?
Stereotypes shape our image of ourselves and of "others" and provide
material for racist and anti-Semitic ideologies. In three essays with
over 150 illustrations, this book takes a look at clichés and
prejudices, how they come about, the function they serve, and how
politics and art can break them down.
Characterizations, classifications, and generalizations provide us with reference points which help us find our feet in the world. But at what point do they turn into stereotyped thinking, senseless prejudices, and resentments? When do they become nationalistic, anti-Semitic or racist?
This book explores the emphatically caricature-like characterization of other nationalities prevalent in the 19th century, the continuing struggle of the African-Americans against racism, and the question of why often malevolent accounts of others are relished. The exhibits demonstrate how bizarre and shocking objects can emerge when they are an expression of stereotypical thinking; these are presented once more here in context.
In three illuminating essays the authors of this exhibition catalog examine the role of art and the artist in Israel today.
Susan Tumarkin Goodman
investigates the aesthetic and political contexts of photography and
video art "made in Israel"; Andy Grundberg discusses the roots of the
art of photography in Israel, placing it in an international context;
and Nissan N. Perez offers insight into the cultural topics that
influence the production of art in Israel today.
The English original addition is supplemented by German translations of the three essays.
Contributions by Judith C. Belinfante, Joel Cahen, Christine Fischer-Defoy,
Martin Mansoor, Ad Petersen, Angeli Sachs, Gerhard Schoenberner, Sabine
Schulze, Lonnie Stegink and Edward van Voolen.
CD-ROM "Charlotte Salomon. The complete collection"
in English and Dutch
This cd-rom offers you: All sheets belonging to Life? or Theatre?, including transparencies, verso-sides and the many disapproved versions, music extracts, spoken texts, texts written by Charlotte Salomon, extensive documentation with photographs, a bibliography, a video fragment and an introduction to the work.
Published by the Jodds Historisch Museum Amsterdam
Price: 19,95 euros
"Chantal Akerman: Neben seinen Schnürsenkeln in einem leeren Kühlschrank laufen" (Chantal Akerman: Walking Next to One's Shoelaces Inside an Empty Fridge)
Publication on the installation of the same name.
You will find a table of contens and a text sample on the website of the exhibition.
Edited by Cilly Kugelmann
Jewish Museum Berlin/Laconic Press, hardcover, approx. 56 pp. with illustrations of the installations
Price: 9 euros
The interactive multimedia installation "The Danube Exodus" by the Hungarian filmmaker and artist Péter Forgács and the Labyrinth Project focuses on expulsion.
Historical amateur film clips, documentary material, and interviews are
interwoven into a film on threat, deadly peril, and escape.
The installation is based on the documentary film "The Danube Exodus" by Péter Forgács (1988, produced by Lumen Film). "The Labyrinth Project" is a research initiative at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA.