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.
A major exhibition organized by the Jewish Museum Berlin in cooperation with the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn deals with the escape, expulsion and new beginnings of German Jews after 1933.
It is the first
comprehensive show to examine the forced exodus of German Jews to over
a hundred countries worldwide. Like the exhibition itself, the
richly illustrated catalog has a biographical focus. Where did the
emigrants find refuge? Under what conditions? What were their lives like
in the countries that took them in?
The catalog documents a variety of biographies and escape routes. These took the emigrants from Germany to destinations as remote as Shanghai and the Dominican Republic - and in some cases brought them back to Germany again after 1945. Different aspects of emigration are explored, together with the emotional and geographical meaning of "home." Taking the perspective of the emigrants, a separate section introduces each of the over one hundred countries that served as way-stations or the emigrants’ final destinations. This historical atlas provides a unique glimpse at the worldwide diaspora of German Jews which started over seventy years ago.