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The drawing in comic style shows an androgynous figure in profile on magenta background. She wears a bright frock, her left hand is raised. An eagle has just flown out of her hand

Malka Who?

Podcast Series on the Exhibition Yael Bartana – Redemption Now (in English and German)

Malka, Who? – this is the title of the JMB podcast accompanying the Yael Bartana – Redemption Now exhibition.

The podcast focuses on the mysterious protagonist of Bartana’s video installation Malka Germania, which was produced specifically for the major show at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

The arrival of the androgynous savior figure in the German capital brings forth scenes from an imagined shared unconscious as past and future meld in an alternative present. Along with the theme of collective redemption, the video installation also addresses trauma, hopes for salvation, and desire for change.

Over the course of four episodes featuring well-known figures from culture and academia, as well as the curators and the artist herself, the exhibition podcast takes a closer look at Malka. Is she a redeemer? Is she the Messiah? Is she a fake?

A new episode will be released at the beginning of each month – you'll find them here and on all popular podcast­platforms. If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback on the podcast, please send us an email at

Die Zeichnung im Comic-Stil zeigt eine androgyne Figur im Profil auf magentafarbenem Hintergrund. Sie trägt eine helle Kutte, ihre linke Hand ist erhoben. Ein Adler ist gerade aus ihrer Hand losgeflogen

Exhibition Yael Bartana – Redemption Now: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Yael Bartana – Redemption Now – 4 Jun to 21 Nov 2021
Yael Bartana. The Book of Malka Germania – 2021, English edition, with reading sample for download
Yael Bartana. Das Buch der Malka Germania – 2021, German edition, with reading sample for download
Digital Content
Exhibition opening – video, 2021
Current page: Podcast series Malka, Who? – four episodes, 2021, in English and German
Who is Malka Germania? – Yael Bartana in conversation with Shelley Harten and Gregor H. Lersch, 2021
Artist Talk with Yael Bartana – video recording, 2021
See also
Yael Bartana, artist

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