Slow Art Day @ Judenplatz, Vienna

Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art SLOWLY – and thereby experience art in a new way. You can see more about Slow Art Day and the mission behind it on their website: [http://SlowArtDay.com](http://SlowArtDay.com ""). As Slow Art Day approaches, you’ll hear from your host with more information, as well as instructions about what to do when you arrive for Slow Art Day. ![/sites/default/files/old/2158.jpg:left]("Holocaust Monument at Judenplatz, Vienna © Jewish Museum Vienna" "Holocaust Monument at Judenplatz, Vienna © Jewish Museum Vienna") **Art viewing: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm** _„Nameless Library“ Holocaust Monument (2000) Judenplatz, Vienna_ Whiteread's casts often seem to emphasise the fact that the objects they represent are not themselves there, and critics have often regarded her work to be redolent of death and absence. Given this, it is perhaps not surprising that she was asked by Austrian authorities to create a work in remembrance of Austrian Jews killed during the Holocaust. Due to political sensitivities and bureaucracy the process, from commission to unveiling, took five years. The work turned out to be Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial (2000; also known as Nameless Library) and is located in the centre of the Judenplatz in Vienna. It is a work in cast concrete, with the walls made up of rows of books, with the pages, rather than the spines, turned outward; this can be regarded as a comment on Jews as a "people of the book" and the Nazi book burnings. On one of the walls is the negative cast of double-doors. **Host:** Hannah Landsmann **Please register:** Educational Department , tel.: +43 1 5350431 or kids.school@jmw.at **Meeting Point:** Café Markusplatz, Tuchlauben 16, 1010 Vienna, 01:00 - 02:00 pm