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A Text Installation by Jan Smejkal

Lindenstrasse – A Text Installation by Jan Smejkal
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe

"Lindenstraße," the address of our museum, is also the title of a soap opera which has established its place in Germany's everyday culture. In his "Lindenstaße," however, Jan Smejkal transforms the comments which museum visitors make every day into a work of art. On one wall, the comments - removed from their original contexts - are put into a new rhythmical order. A second wall contains colorfully painted text boards full of questions. Seemingly countless interrelations between the texts result in a variety of interpretations.


28 November 2003 - 05 May 2004


in "The Present" segment of the permanent exhibition, 1st floor

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