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Guided Tour: Say Shibboleth! On Visible and Invisible Borders

  • Jewish Museum Hohenems 5 Schweizer Straße Hohenems, Vorarlberg, 6845 Austria (map)
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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. Some of these borders are permeable and others fatal, some are visible and others reinforced by cultural codes, language tests and biometric markers. Borders determine life and death, defining  “identity” and “otherness”. Located just a stone’s throw away from the banks of the “Old Rhine”, where in 1938 refugees tried to reach Switzerland, “Say Shibboleth!” explores the contentious history and present of border making and unmaking


Boaz Levin is an artist, writer, and curator, co-founder, togetehr with Hito Steyerl and Vera Tollmann, of the Research Center for Proxy Politics. Levin has presented his work internationally, most recently at the CCA (Tel-Aviv), Former West (HKW, Berlin), Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Berlin), Fidmarseille (Marseille) and The School of Kyiv (Kyiv biennial). Last Person Shooter, directed together with Adam Kaplan, was awarded the Ostrovsky Family Fund Award during the Jerusalem Film Festival (2015). Regarding Spectatorship, an ongoing curatorial research project curated together with Marianna Liosi, was shown at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien November 2015-January 2016. Since October 2016, Levin is a member of the “Cultures of Critique” research training group at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg. Most recently, Levin co-curated the Biennale für Aktuelle Fotografie, Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg.

Boaz Levin, Photo: Maya Shenfeld

Admission: € 8,-/5,-
No reservation required

All Dates listed below (September - February):

Sun, 02. Sep 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sat, 15. Sep 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sun, 07. Oct 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sun, 04. Nov 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sun, 02. Dec 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sat, 15. Dec 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sun, 06. Jan 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sat, 19. Jan 2019, 3:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sun, 03. Feb 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sun, 17. Feb 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM