For the Gallery of the Missing, the artist Via Lewandowsky developed three opaque showcases titled Order of Disappearance. As visitors draw near to these trapezoidal sculptures, they hear audio recordings on special headphones that describe obliterated objects in German and English.
The sound pieces are about objects that serve as examples of the larger destruction of Jewish cultural property. According to the artist, they are meant to remind visitors of the existence and nature of “what no longer exists.”
Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
The sound pieces each contain an auditory description of a missing artifact from the arts, academia, or society:
- Otto Freundlich’s sculpture Large Head ("The New Man"), presumed to have been destroyed
- The Encyclopedia Judaica, which was never finished beyond the letter K
- The head of the goddess Hygieia as the final relic of the Jewish Community Hospital of Frankfurt
The project channels Daniel Libeskind’s architecture. The Voids Libeskind inscribed into the building embody the unspeakable loss that Berlin and Germany sustained with the murder of Jews.
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Selected Works of Art: Art at the Jewish Museum Berlin (4)
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.
Shalekhet by Menashe Kadishman
This installation can be found in the Memory Void which is located on the ground floor of the Libeskind Building.
Mesubin (The Gathered)
The video installation by Yael Reuveny brings the polyphony of contemporary Jewish together. On our website you can see four short films from the footage.
Gallery of the Missing by Via Lewandowsky
On display in the Eric F. Ross Gallery on the ground floor of the Libeskind Building
Shevirat ha-Kelim (Breaking of the Vessels) by Anselm Kiefer
This installation can be found in our core exhibition in the Libeskind Building, on level 2.