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Since 3 May 2021, the archive and library have been reopened to visitors with strict hygiene measures. Appointments are necessary. The museum is also open to the public again (max. three persons at the same time).

Latest Events and Calls

06. May 2021 08:00 - 30. June 2021 23:59
CfP - WorkshopsNazis and Nazi Sympathisers in South America after 1945. Careers and Networks in their Destination Countries
Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele, Klaus Barbie, and Erich Priebke: These names are exemplary of the Nazi criminals who found refuge in South America after 1945. There, they either remained untroubled or were only made accountable for their crimes many years later. Investigations into th...Weiterlesen...
06. May 2021 18:30
Simon Wiesenthal LectureHana Kubátová: Peasants, Elites, and Other Locals. The Making of the Holocaust in Eastern Slovakia
This lecture addresses the making of the Holocaust in the poorest and ethnically most diverse Slovak region during World War II, the Šariš Zemplín County. With approximately 440,000 people living here, the region was home to Slovaks, Hungarians, Germans, Czechs, Ruthenians, and the...Weiterlesen...
10. May 2021 18:00
VeranstaltungOlaf Terpitz: From the margins? Challenges to and perspectives of European Jewish literature studies
Vienna Jewish Studies Colloquium Hosted by the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies Please click here to register This lecture focusses on the condition of contemporary European Jewish literature studies – i...Weiterlesen...
12. May 2021 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Petre Matei: Roma Deportations to Transnistria During the Second World War: Between Central Decision-Making and Local Initiatives
VWI goes to the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance This presentation focusses both on long-term perceptions by law enforcement agencies such as the police and on the local attitudes towards Roma in interwar Romania. In this context, paradoxically, both nomadism and sedentari...Weiterlesen...
19. May 2021 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Messan Tossa: Artefakte des Holocaust im afrikanischen Kontext
VWI invites the Institut für Afrikawissenschaften an der Universität Wien Die zunehmende Verflechtung von Welten aufgrund der Überwindung realer Distanzen geht Hand in Hand mit der Übersetzung lokaler Eigenheiten in globale Repräsentationsmuster. Aufgrund dieser virtuellen Distanzlos...Weiterlesen...
25. May 2021 17:00
VWI invites/goes to...Kateřina Králová: Family (Inter)Mission – Unaccompanied Child Refugees in Europe in 1940s-1950s
VWI goes to the Czech Centre Vienna At the threat of violent conflicts, children and minors are undisputable the most vulnerable targets of physical and political hostilities. More often than not, this forces their parents to an uneasy decision to ensure their security, even at the c...Weiterlesen...

Dani Gal

Artist in Residence (08/2019–09/2019)

 

Three Works for Piano

 

GAL webVisual artist, Dani Gal, investigates how personal and collective histories and memorisations are produced, selected and carried through time and space by means of intensive research and examination of historical image text and sound documents, which he subsequently juxtaposes alongside current political and cultural occurrences.

 

In his video and sound installations, the artist reconstructs and reconfigures pre-existing documentary materials through subtle re-appropriations to emphasise collective histories and personal stories, that have fallen prey to oblivion and await the attention of historians and other cultural commentators.

 

Gal attributes special attention to readapting predominantly historic sources of language and sound into performative environments: emphasising the circumstances of the source’s production, cultural relevance and thus creating new connections between historic materials and contemporary cultural contexts.

 

During the artist’s residence in Vienna – hosted by Blood Mountain Projects and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, funded by the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, and scheduled to take place between August and October 2019 – Gal will revisit events from the 20th century musical avantgarde to elaborate on his examination on the complexities of transgenerational trauma and its effects on the relationships between prepetrators and victims of nationalist oppression.

 

As the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute’s first Artist in Residence, several public events accompany his fellowship, which are presented in partnership with Blood Mountain Projects.

 

Dani Gal, born 1975 in Jerusalem, lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem, the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt and the Cooper Union in New York. His films and works have been shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2018), Documenta 14 (2017), Kunsthalle Wien (2015), Kunsthaus in Zurich (2015), Berlinale Forum Expanded (2014), Jewish Museum in New York (2014), Kunsthalle in St. Gallen Swizerland (2013), New Museum in New York (2012), 54th Venice Biennale (2011), and the Istanbul Biennale (2011).

 

Blood Mountain Projects

Blood Mountain Projects is an independent cross-disciplinary research and curatorial platform. Its mission is to explore the cultural past, present and potential of Central Europe. It was founded in Budapest by Jade Niklai and Tom Sloan in 2010 and operates with the support of an international board of trustees. In 2015 Blood Mountain relocated to Vienna and in 2018 became an Austrian registered Kulturverein.

The Nordbahnhof Project is Blood Mountain’s first programme dedicated to to the cultural heritage of contemporary Austria and its Holocaust past.

 

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Current Publications

 

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Hartheim

 

Grossmann

 

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The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) is funded by:

 

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