Top Photo: Jewish quarter with synangogue in Hohenems, Vorarlberg.
By böhringer friedrich - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5
2017 Cultural Events & Exhibitions in Austria
March 1938 marked the start of a race against time for Austrian Jews. Some Viennese Jewish women sought to escape through marriages of convenience with foreign citizens. The marriages were concluded on paper, be it out of solidarity or against payment, to enable these women to reach a country where Jews were not (yet) persecuted.
Exhibition in the former synagogue of St. Pölten, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of our Institute
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What made the Vienna salons the places to be between 1780 and 1938 would be described today as networking in the best sense. Mostly shaped by their Jewish hostesses, these communication spaces were also spaces of emancipation and empowerment in two respects: for women who were still excluded from public life, and for the development of a critical, middle-class civic society. The exhibition introduces the salons of Fanny Arnstein and Josephine Wertheimstein, right up to the reform salons of Berta Zuckerkandl and Eugenie Schwarzwald, as cultured spaces of politics and political spaces of culture.
From June 21 – 28, 2018, the names of the 66,000 victims of the Shoah’s death in Austria will be written in an art action with many participants on the Prater Hauptallee, with white school chalk. The result is the movie “66,000”.
Every Sunday from 2 to 4 pm the Jewish Museum Vienna offers a fascinating program for children (6 to 10 years) and families.
Talk in English Language: The artist Fiamma Montezemolo (San Francisco) with Anika Reichwald (Jewish Museum Hohenems)
Fiamma Montezemolo lives and works as an artist and a cultural anthropologist in San Francisco. As a scientist she works in the field of „Border Studies“ and teaches as a Associate Professor at the Department of Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California.
The salon is a place where thinking is done in conversation. As part of the exhibition “The Place to Be. Salons – Spaces of Emancipation,” the Jewish Museum Vienna will be transformed into a space for conversation.
Elke Krasny and Astrid Peterle are curating five evenings dedicated to the protagonists of the exhibition, such as Fanny von Arnstein, Berta Zuckerkandl and Anna Mendelssohn, at which ideas and meanings of the salon are discussed from today’s perspective.
Public guided tour through the current exhibition (in German)
The exhibition presents the work of international artists who critically reflect and explore different aspects of the history and present of borders.
Montafon Theatre walk (in German)
On the run is an interactive theater piece with guided day hike.
The old Rhein was a goal of survival for thousands of Jewish refugees in 1938. Many tried to escape the horrors of the national socialism and dared to escape to Switzerland first legal but soon illegal. The origin and eventful history of this green border will be at the heart of our bicycle tour along the river course. At several stops we will show you the landscape and tell stories of the old of Rhein - stories of successful and unsuccessful escapes, of resistance and collaboration, of escape helpers and deserters.