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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

Shalekhet – Fallen Leaves

An Installation by Menashe Kadishman

Please note: Menashe Kadisman’s art installation is not accessible to visitors between 16 February 2020 and the opening of our new permanent exhibition in May 2020.

The Memory Void, one of the symbolic spaces on the ground level of the Libeskind building, includes the installation Shalekhet (Fallen Leaves) by Menashe Kadishman. More than 10,000 faces with open mouths, cut from heavy round iron plates, cover the floor of the ground floor void.

The installation is a gift from Dieter and Si Rosenkranz. Menashe Kadishman’s sculptures stir painful memories of the victims of war.

  Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus


Libeskind Building, ground level, Memory Void
Lindenstr. 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Selected Works of Art: Art at the Jewish Museum Berlin (1)

Art at the Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum Berlin houses a collection of works of art which we would like to introduce to you.

Close-up of faces cut into metal discs.

Shalekhet by Menashe Kadishman

This installation can be found in the Memory Void which is located on the ground floor of the Libeskind Building.