Exhibition | Tales of 2 Cities

When: January 21, 2015 - April 12, 2015 
Where: Museum Judenplatz, 1010 Wien

Six artists from Russia and Austria investigate objects from the twentieth century from two collections in Moscow and Vienna. Through artistic research and dialogue with the curators of the collections, they identify objects as a launching pad for new projects and artworks.

The two collections contain objects recounting suppressed or marginalized stories: the Jewish Museum Vienna, founded in 1988, which focuses on the Jewish history of Vienna and Austria, and Memorial Moscow, founded in 1990, whose archive contains objects relating to the history of political repression and violations of human rights in the USSR. The aim of the artistic research is to investigate the background to the objects, whose physical appearance today might be misleading but whose origins on closer inspection reveal a very different story.

An exhibition by the Jewish Museum Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow and Memorial Moscow

Curators: Astrid Peterle, Natalia Petrova, Simon Mraz

More information: http://www.jmw.at/en/exhibitions/tales-2-cities