"... everything you always wanted to know about Jews"
From 22 March 2013 to 1 September 2013 the Jewish Museum Berlin presents the Special Exhibition "The Whole Truth ... everything you always wanted to know about Jews"
With this exhibition, the Jewish Museum Berlin confronts various questions about Judaism and being Jewish: the FAQs, the difficult questions, the funny questions, the clever questions, and the questions that really have no answer.
An exhibition of the Jewish Museum Berlin in cooperation with the Jewish Museum Hohenems
From 21 September 2012 to 27 January 2013 the Jewish Museum Berlin presents the first comprehensive exhibition of the œuvre of painter R.B. Kitaj after his death in 2007.
The American artist Kitaj - along with his friends David Hockney, Lucian Freud, and others - was among the pioneers of figurative painting and is today seen as one of the great mavericks of 20th century art. R.B. Kitaj created an extensive oeuvre with strong autobiographical traits that explore central questions of the 20th century.
The retrospective was made possible thanks to the generous support of the loaners, among them the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate in London and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in Madrid. It shows an overview of all the periods of Kitaj's extensive oeuvre with about 130 paintings, prints, and drawings.
The special exhibition "Berlin Transit. Jewish Migrants from Eastern Europe in the 1920s" will be shown at the Jewish Museum Berlin from 23 March to 15 July 2012.
This cultural-historical exhibition focuses on the diverse worlds of Eastern European Jews in Berlin of the Weimar Republic, and presents a wealth of unknown materials: literary and autobiographic texts can be heard in their original languages (Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew and German), largely unknown photographs of the Scheunenviertel are subject to critical analysis and newly interpreted. A cycle of pogrom images by Issachar Ber Ryback is on display in Berlin for the first time since 1924. His avant-garde watercolours join in dialogue with Leonid Pasternak's paintings and Naum Gabo's sculptures.
The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the research project "Charlottengrad and Scheunenviertel: Jewish Immigrants from Eastern Europe in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s" at the Eastern Europe Institute of the Free University of Berlin.
Special Exhibition "How German is it? 30 Artists' Notion of Home" from 16 September 2011 to 29. January 2012 in the Jewish Museum Berlin -
Is there such a thing as a collective national identity? How do they see themselves, the citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany and the people from other countries who live in Berlin, Munich, or Frankfurt? The exhibition will address debates around these issues. At its core are works by thirty artists who live in Germany with different origins and experiences - www.jmberlin.de/heimatkunde/ausstellung/en/ausstellungsinfo.php
A series of interviews with staff of the Jewish Museum Berlin who talk about "what we won't show you"
The objects a museum displays are significant. But what museums won't show you can be equally revealing. In these film clips, staff of the Jewish Museum Berlin talk about what you won't see, thereby shedding light on German-Jewish life, on collecting, restoring, presenting as well as on ethical questions and political debates.
Faith comes in all shapes and sizes. It casts a spell on things, customs and places. The nine animated movies portray "matters of faith" in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Find out more at: http://www.jmberlin.de/osk/glaubenssachen/glaubenssachen_EN.php