»typical! Clichés of Jews and Others«
An Exhibition By The Jewish Museum Berlin And
The Jewish Museum Vienna

»typical! Clichés of Jews and Others« is an exhibition about the stereotyped seeing, perceiving, and compartmentalizing of images and objects. Stereotypes and clichés are an integral part of our perception that shape our image of ourselves and of “others” and our sense of belonging to a group or a nation separate from other groups and nations. It’s impossible to imagine pop culture without characterizations and classifications, which through their simplification help us to overcome our fear of the unknown, but at the same time can also provide us with a breeding ground for racist ideologies.

The exhibition’s destinations

  • Jewish Museum Berlin: 20 March to 3 August 2008
  • Spertus Institute Chicago: 26 September 2008 to 18 January 2009
  • Jewish Museum Vienna: 7 February to 21 June 2009
  • Jewish Museum Munich: 6 October 2010 to 6 March 2011
Illustration with items from the exhibition - © Jewish Museum Berlin