Gallery of the Missing

An Installation by Via Lewandowsky in Our Permanent Exhibition

Via Lewandowsky’s installation Gallery of the Missing is spread across the permanent exhibition.

As visitors draw near to the trapezoidal black-glass sculptures, they hear descriptions of destroyed objects on special headphones (in German and English).

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

The audio pieces are about objects that represent obliterated Jewish cultural property. According to the artist, they are meant to remind visitors of the existence and nature of “what no longer exists.”

The project channels Daniel Libeskind’s architecture. The voids (empty spaces) inscribed into his building embody the loss that Berlin and Germany suffered as a result of the murder of Jews. Five of these empty spaces "cut" through the museum on a straight axis. Lewandowsky’s black-glass sculptures shown in the permanent exhibition interact with these negative architectural spaces.

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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Gallery of the Missing by Via Lewandowsky

This installation can be found in our permanent exhibition in the Libeskind Building, on level 2.

Via Lewandowsky (Artist)

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