WienWoche

newsletter

 
  • menu
  • Juden schauen (Looking at the Jewish and Them Looking Back)

    In cooperation with Herbert Justnik

    Barbara Staudinger

    Installation, performative readings, communication program

    Juden schauen makes stereotyping looks at the Jewish a topic of discussion and shows artistic works who change around the perspectives and "look back". In the process, the installation examines the collections of the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art (Volkskundemuseum Wien) and the Weltmuseum Wien ("World Museum Vienna") for old and current clichés.

    Following historical photographs and illustrations of objects, Juden schauen (Looking at the Jewish and Them Looking Back) investigates the collections of the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art (Volkskundemuseum Wien) and the Weltmuseum Wien ("World Museum Vienna"). From the 19th century on, European anthropologists and ethnographers have traveled around the world. Their goal was not only to describe the "peoples", but – as a result of the technological development in the field of photography – illustrate them as well. They took photographs and collected what they thought was "typical" and "authentic." These images and objects formed the basis of the museum presentation of "foreign peoples" – as well as "the Jewish."

    The supposedly objective descriptions of the scientists successfully (re-)produced clichés that were later integrated by the National Socialists into the context of their inhuman "racial policies." Up until today, many of these stereotypes, categorizations and judgments can be found in the social perception of Jewish life.

    Juden schauen wants to contribute to making these stereotypes and clichés visible and recognizable in a museum setting. Within the scope of an installation and performative readings by the curators, on the one hand, Juden schauen is making the ostracizing, stereotyping, and overwhelming glares, which are tainted with prejudices and directed towards the Jewish, a topic of discussion. On the other hand, current artistic – and, in part, burlesque – responses to predominate clichés are presented. Juden schauen thus fathoms out both sides: both the Jewish being looked at and them looking back.


    In cooperation with the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art (Volkskundemuseum Wien) and the Weltmuseum Wien ("World Museum Vienna").

     

    detailed program

    Fri, 25. 9., 18:00

    Grand Opening

    Weltmuseum Wien, 1010, Heldenplatz (barrier-free access)

    Opening times: Friday, September 25, 18:00 - 23:00, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, each at 10:00 - 18:00


    Fri, 25. 9., 20:00

    Decollage – A Reading Against the Cliché

    Weltmuseum Wien, 1010, Heldenplatz (barrier-free access)

    By and with Herbert Justnik and Barbara Staudinger

    Opening times: Friday, September 25, 18:00 - 23:00, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, each at 10:00 - 18:00


    Sat, 26. 9., 14:00

    Curator discussion

    Weltmuseum Wien, 1010, Heldenplatz (barrier-free access)

    Opening times: Friday, September 25, 18:00 - 23:00, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, each at 10:00 - 18:00


    Sun, 27. 9., 16:00

    Image analysis – Circulating Clichés About the Jewish

    Weltmuseum Wien, 1010, Heldenplatz (barrier-free access)

    By and with Herbert Justnik and Barbara Staudinger

    Opening times: Friday, September 25, 18:00 - 23:00, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, each at 10:00 - 18:00


     

    Dates

    Fri, 25. 9., 18:00

    Grand Opening
    Weltmuseum Wien, 1010, Heldenplatz (barrier-free access)

    Fri, 25. 9., 20:00

    Decollage – A Reading Against the Cliché
    Weltmuseum Wien, 1010, Heldenplatz (barrier-free access)

    Sat, 26. 9., 14:00

    Curator discussion
    Weltmuseum Wien, 1010, Heldenplatz (barrier-free access)

    Sun, 27. 9., 16:00

    Image analysis – Circulating Clichés About the Jewish
    Weltmuseum Wien, 1010, Heldenplatz (barrier-free access)

     

    Weblinks:

    Weltmuseum Wien

    Volkskundemuseum Wien

     

    Pressespiegel:

    Veranstaltung Wienwoche. Juden schauen.
    www.artmagazine.cc, 15.09.2015

    Wienwoche: Prüfende Blicke im Weltmuseum
    derstandard.at, 24.09.2015

    Vienna: Juden schauen - WIENWOCHE 2015
    www.nipora.com, 23.08.2015

    Hartnäckig
    www.wienerzeitung.at, 27.09.2015

    "Juden, die schauen"
    www.wienerzeitung.at, 24.09.2015

    Juden schauen
    wina, 08.09.2015: 56