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Frédéric Brenner – ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES

Photo Exhibition

Tryptichon of three photographs: 1. person in front of easel in a basement room, 2. person alone in the auditorium of an empty theater, 3. two people on tables in a room with stucco and chandelier

From the photographic essay ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES by Frédéric Brenner; Jewish Museum Berlin, purchased with the support of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin

For over four decades, the internationally acclaimed photographer Frédéric Brenner has been questioning through his lens the multiple appearances and representations of Jewish life in diaspora, as a case study of the human condition.

His new photographic essay, ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES, was created between 2016 and 2019, when he explored Berlin as stage for a vast spectrum of expressions and performances of Jewishness. Portraying landscapes and individuals — newcomers, old-timers, converts, immigrants and others who have made Berlin their home or were just passing through — he picks apart prevailing ideas and conceptions in order to explore new perspectives and offers a fresh view of issues and people in and around the Jewish-German story.

3 Sep 2021 to 13 Mar 2022

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
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Brenner picks apart prevailing ideas and conceptions in order to explore new perspectives.

Frédéric Brenner’s images evolve from extensive research, observation, and many, many conversations. To him, taking pictures means, first and foremost, encounters with individuals to whom he offers space to (re)present themselves.

Not pretending to bring forth a rigorous account of the Jewish situation in Germany today nor a visual definition of the contemporary Jew, he offers a series of fragmentary insights into this incubator of paradox and dissonance, reflecting on conflicting narratives of redemption and shedding light on an ever-so-present absence.

Like a shattered mirror, his images offer a polyphonic, sometimes bizarre and disturbing reflection of and on a topography of displacement and estrangement, far beyond the story of Berlin or of Jews. Avoiding the possibility to add up to an all-inclusive and definitive statement, these fragments invite viewers to reweave them into ever-changing stories.

The Jewish Museum Berlin will premiere ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES starting September 2021.

We would like to thank the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin for purchasing the photographic essay for the JMB collection.

Exhibition Information at a Glance

  • When

    3 Sep 2021 to 13 Mar 2022

  • Entry fee

    Free of charge
    The visit of the museum is possible only with a time slot ticket for the core exhibition – you can book these tickets in our ticket shop.

  • Where

    Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery
    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
    See Location on Map

  • Please Note

    For current COVID-19 guidelines concerning your visit, please see Planning Your Visit.

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