A catalog accompanying the exhibition "Russians Jews Germans. Photographs by Michael Kerstgens from 1992 to the Present" was published by Kehrer Art Books, Heidelberg. It includes more than 120 pictures as well as essays by Michael Kerstgens, Hanno Loewy and Wolfgang Büscher (German version only).
This book is the last part of photographer Michael Kerstgens’ long-running project on Jewish life in Germany. The point of departure for his documentation in this volume is the period of reorientation of Jewish life in Germany following reunification and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since 1990, thousands of socalled "Kontingentflüchtlinge," or Jewish contingent refugees, have flocked to Germany from Russia and the Soviet successor states. Their work revolves around social life in the Jewish communities and all the religious and social challenges they face. The book closes with current reports on Jewish families that Kerstgens already photographed in the early 1990s.
From the turn of the 19th to the 20th century until after World War I, Berlin was a place of refuge and a way station for tens of thousands of Jews from Eastern Europe. Drawing on their wide social networks and fluency in many languages, the immigrants shaped the city culturally and socially, though much of their activity is absent in Berlin’s cultural memory.
The exhibition catalogue "Berlin Transit" follows the immigrants’ footsteps and takes a close look at artworks, documents, books, photos and objects which testify to the diverse experiences of eastern European Jews in Berlin of the Weimar Republic. Ten essays describe their points of departure and their legal situations as well as critically analyse some of the better-known photos from the 'Scheunenviertel.' They provide insights into the life of a family in 'Charlottengrad' and pay homage to the cultural and literary production of this particular historical episode.
This catalog in German language documents and supplements the exhibition "How German is it? 30 Artists' Notion of Home" with essays by the curators and images of the artworks presented in the exhibition.
14,95 euros (Museum edition)
In conjunction with the exhibition "Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis. The Jewish Dimension of Comic Art," the Jewish Museum Berlin presents a full-color, illustrated catalogue. The themes addressed in the exhibition are pursued in greater depth in seven texts.
In conjunction with the exhibition “Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis. The Jewish Dimension of Comic Art," the Jewish Museum Berlin presents a full-color, illustrated catalogue. The themes addressed in the exhibition are pursued in greater depth in seven texts. Thus you may learn from Paul Buhle why Jewish authors and illustrators were so active in the world of comics, and from Jens Meinrenken about how American comic book heroes began defending themselves against Nazi opponents at an early date. Collector Alexander Braun recounts the history of “MAD” magazine and the EC Publishing Company, and Ole Frahm addresses the origins and current significance of the graphic novel. Andreas Platthaus introduces you to the underground “comix scene,” and cartoonist Trina Robbins reports on a minor revolution: women’s breakthrough into the male-dominated comic scene of the 1970s. Finally, Galit Gaon describes how comics and, in particular, “the Jewish dimensions of comics” have developed in Israel.
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