Asylum in Paradise - JEWISH ART IN THE METROPOLIS OF EUROPE.


14 NOVEMBER 2017, 7 pm

FILM AND DISCUSSION

Berlin is a melting pot for Jewish artists from all over the world. Berlin is a multilingual city, a modern Tower of Babel. Berlin represents religious pluralism, (post)migrant reality, tensions within its Jewish population. Berlin is the hub for artistic exploration of what it means to be Jewish in the present.

The screening of Jüdische Kunst in Berlin / Jewish Art in Berlin (curated by Daniel Laufer) offers many insights into the contemporary art that is currently being produced in Berlin. A panel discussion with Jewish artists working in various fields will be taking place after the screening and will provide further insights into the situation. The film and the discussion raise issues that are fraught with tension and dissension. What can art achieve? What is Berlin’s position in Europe? Is there such a thing as Jewish-Diaspora art?


WELCOMING ADDRESS

Carolina Mojto — director, BOX Freiraum
Jo Frank — managing director, ELES

FILM SCREENING

Daniel Laufer — Jewish art in Berlin

DISKUSSION

Noam Brusilovsky — radio, drama and theater director
Max Czollek — poet
Evgenia Gostrer — animation filmmaker
Ofri Lapid — artist, ethnologist
Benyamin Reich — photographer
Layla Zami Zuckerman — musician, author and filmmaker

MODERATION CHAIRED BY

Eva Lezzi — head of DAGESH. KunstLAB ELES

This event is organized by DAGESH. KunstLAB ELES and Asylum Arts. A Global Network for Jewish Artists in conjunction with Radikale Jüdische Kulturtage of Studio Я at Maxim Gorki Theater.

* The event is open-ended with the opportunity of chatting afterwards over pretzels and wine.