Presentation of the book “The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World: Heritage Tourism in Europe and the United States” (Rutgers University Press, 2018) will bring together Daniel Walkowitz, a historian and the author of the book, Marla Raucher Osborn and Jay Osborn, co-founders of the Rohatyn Jewish Heritage. Together they will discuss the meanings and implications of contemporary heritage tourism, bringing in perspectives of research, family history, and activism.
Edmund de Waal is creating a major new two-part exhibition to be displayed in the 500-year-old Jewish Ghetto in Venice, coinciding with the opening of the 58th Biennale.
The first part is located in the spaces surrounding the Canton Scuola, the beautiful 16th century synagogue in the Ghetto Nuovo, which is now part of the Jewish Museum.
New installations of porcelain, marble and gold will reflect the literary and musical heritage of this extraordinary place. The intention is to animate spaces that are little known and little understood by visitors to the Biennale and to bring new audiences into the Ghetto.
The second part of the work will be a pavilion based at the Ateneo Veneto, the fifteenth-century building near the Fenice Opera House that has been an historic centre for cultural debate in Venice. Here, de Waal is constructing a small building within the main space that will house 2,000 books by exiled writers, from Ovid to the present day.
Presentation of the books: “In the Shadow of Empires: Synagogue Architecture in East Central Europe”, by Sergey Kravtsov, with preface by Ilia Rodov (Weimar: Grünberg Verlag, 2018) and “Ukrainian and Jewish Artists of Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv: From Ausgleich to the Holocaust” Sergey R. Kravtsov, Ilia Rodov and Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia eds. (Weimar: Grünberg Verlag, 2019).
Vilnius presentation of the new book by Dr. Richard Freund, the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History at the University of Hartford in Connecticut: The Archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes, and Escape Tunnels.