Seven questions in the development of a new permanent exhibition
Why do Jewish museums exist, who visits them, and why? What was and is collected in them? How can the history of the Jews in Vienna be related or Jewish religion exhibited?
Questions like these establish a framework for the exhibition that will be shown for a year in the atrium on the ground floor of the Jewish Museum Vienna. This “space in progress” is an important phase in the development of a new permanent exhibition: it documents historical and current positions, takes visitors behind the scenes of the exhibition space, and invites them to ask questions themselves, to seek and attempt answers, and to leave traces. The workshop exhibition also provides a link to the permanent installation “Remembrance/Renewal” by the New York artist Nancy Spiro (1928–2009) and offers a fresh look at this fascinating work, which has been in this room since 1996.
Curator: Werner Hanak-Lettner
Design: Gerhard Abel, pla.net