New Reflections on the Shoah and Nazism in Israel

Year: 2003 Type: Print publication Languages: German, English Price: 16.00 € Format: 16,5 x 22,3 cm, softcover, sewn binding Scope: 189 p., numerous images, color and b/w ISBN: 978-3-926796-85-1

This catalog for the 2003 exhibition of the same name at the nGbK and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien addresses the role of the Shoah and National Socialism in Israeli society at the time. The title alludes to the years of growing up and the project centers on young Israeli artists whose work deals with the ongoing presence of the Shoah in childhood, youth, and popular culture. The catalog contains art-theoretical texts by Ariella Azoulay and Tali Tamir, sociological reflections by Moshe Zimmermann and Idith Zertal, and cultural analyses by Noam Yuran, Nissan Shor, Keren Cytter, and Ronen Eidelman. The featured artists include Roee Rosen, Yael Bartana, Tai Shani, Amit Epstein, and Ruti Nemet. According to the foreword: “The pieces deliberately stay in an ‘a-political and a-historical twilight zone,’ and test hardened traditional images and codes. In the face of a hopeless and deadlocked situation, an attempt is undertaken to establish a measure of freedom.”

Ed.: nGbK

Work group: Stéphane Bauer, Tsafrir Cohen, Adi Nachmann, Hila Peleg-Lavi, Avi Pitchon, Antje Weitzel, Mirjam Wenzel

With contributions by: Ariella Azoulay, Tsafir Cohen, Keren Cytter, Ronen Eidelman, Nissan Shor, Tali Tamir, Mirjam Wenzel, Noam Yuran, Idith Zertal, Moshe Zimmermann