Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns

Slide Presentation – Golem talks: Program Accompanying the Exhibition GOLEM (in German)

The Hulk, Superman, Terminator – they are all revenants of the golem. The artificial creation from Jewish mysticism is transforming through modern popular culture to an endearing kind of Jewish Frankenstein.

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Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

As an icon of a supposedly authentic folk culture, the golem has been inspiring writers and filmmakers since the Romantic period such as Jakob Grimm, Paul Wegener and more recently Amos Gitai and Michael Chabon. The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.

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Scene from the film The Golem: How He Came into the World, 1920; Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt on the Main

Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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  • When

    1 December 2016, 7 pm

  • Where
    Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Events Accompanying the Exhibition (11) GOLEM Show all

GOLEM

Golem talks, workshops, readings, and film premiere: events for adults, kids, and families held during our Golem exhibition in 2016–17.

Long Museum Night

27 August 2016
The Golem is Coming! The Jewish legend figure has inspired artists and authors

Golem – The Legend of Man

13 September 2016
ARTE Film Première and Discussion

The Clay Giant's Alive!

Held on 8 and 9 October. A musical reading (in German) with the author Anke Kuhl, plus a visit to the golem workshop, for children aged 5 and older

The Golem is Coming

20 and 27 October: A vacation day all about golems for children aged 8 to 12 (in German)

Greetings from Golem

13 November at 11 am: Exhibition tour and screen-printing workshop for adults and children 6 and older (in German)

Joshua Cohen:
You want a golem?

17 November 2016
Golem talks: Joshua Cohen reads from his highly-praised Book of Numbers.

Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns

1 December 2016
Golem talks: The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.

Guided Tour for School Students

Program for school groups, ages 6 to 19

Tour for Adults

A one-hour group program

Workshop for preschool and afterschool groups

A program for school groups and after-school groups, ages 7 and older, who want to built their own golem

Public guided tour for adults

Every Sunday (23 September–29 January 2017), 2 pm

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23 September 2016 to 29 January 2017
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