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Inside Out
Etgar Keret

With Inside Out, the Jewish Museum Berlin is presenting an exhibition by the Israeli writer Etgar Keret.

Taking memories of his mother as his point of departure, Keret has written new short stories specifically for this occasion, and this exhibition is their world premiere. The stories portray both day-to-day family life in Israel, where the author lives, and traumatic wartime experiences inspired by the life of the authorโ€™s mother, who was born in Poland in 1934.

21 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Libeskind building is marked in green

Where

Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery
LindenstraรŸe 9โ€“14, 10969 Berlin

The short stories will be presented alongside objects from the JMB collections as well as commissions created by contemporary artists in collaboration with Keret. The interplay of memories, objects, and artistic installations allows visitors to enter new, evocative and associative spaces that deliberately defy conventional expectations of a museum visit.

In the titular introductory text, Inside Out, Etgar Keret presents his approach to the exhibition:

You can read and listen to the nine short stories Etgar Keret wrote for the exhibition right here. Keret has narrated the Hebrew originals and the English translations himself. The German versions are narrated by Daniel Kehlmann, a friend of Etgar Keret. (You can find the German audio versions on the webpage for the German exhibition).

An exhibition by the Jewish Museum Berlin in collaboration with Etgar Keret, Tel Aviv

Etgar Keret

More about the author
Etgar Keretโ€™s website

Credits

Artistic Direction

Etgar Keret

Project Team Jewish Museum Berlin

Daniel Ihde, Project manager
Leonore Maier, Curator of Collections

Team Etgar Keret, Tel Aviv

Gal Ber, Gal Canetti, Noa Gana

Exhibition Design

studio.a, Berlin (Anne Binder)

Graphic Design

Team Mao, Berlin (Siyu Mao und Moritz Bรถhm)

Artists of the commissioned works

Asaf Hanuka, Yair Kira, Tatia Rosenthal, Katharina Trudzinski

Literary Translations

Jessica Cohen (HE-EN), Dr. Barbara Linner (HE-GER)

Voice Recordings

German:
tonstudio schieffer, Berlin
Speaker: Daniel Kehlmann
English and Hebrew:
Soundhouse, Tel Aviv
Speaker: Etgar Keret

Construction of exhibition and display cases

Tischlerei Holzmanufaktur in Berlin GmbH

Graphics Production

Heerlein Werbetechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin

Art Handling

FiรŸler & Kollegen GmbH

Exhibition Maintenance

Leitwerk Servicing

Marketing Campaign Design

buerominimal, Berlin

With many thanks to all the colleagues at the Jewish Museum Berlin who contributed to the exhibition and its accompanying programs.

Exhibition Information at a Glance

  • When21 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023
  • Entry feeFree of charge
  • WhereLibeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery
    LindenstraรŸe 9โ€“14, 10969 Berlin
    See Location on Map
  • Please notePlease bring your smartphone and headphones with you to the exhibition to enjoy the audio tracks.

Exhibition Inside Out โ€“ Etgar Keret: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Inside Out โ€“ Etgar Keret โ€“ 21 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023
Accompanying Events
Exhibition Opening โ€“ with Etgar Keret and JMB director Hetty Berg, 20 Oct 2022, in German and English
Writing workshop On Mothers โ€“ 20 Nov 2022/11 Dec 2022/29 Jan 2023/5 Feb 2023, in German
Writing workshop On Mothers โ€“ by appointment (from 22 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023 on mondays and fridays), in German
Writing workshop On Mothers โ€“ for classes from grades 7 to 13, by appointment (from 31 Oct 2022 to 3 Feb 2023 on mondays and fridays), in German
Screening of The Middleman โ€“ Miniseries by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, 27 Nov 2022, in German
CANCELLED: Artist Talk on The Middleman โ€“ with Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, 27 Nov 2022
A Peculiar Kinship โ€“ Etgar Keret and Daniel Kehlmann in conversation, 29 Nov 2022
See also
Etgar Keret, Author and Screenwriter

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