20 April 2009

Jüdische Museum Berlin


finally, a day away from my bed...

the building was INCREDIBLE:


and Wa La:





the wall...still



and still...




now we go inside...

the memory void...


The Holocaust Tower



Deadly Medicine: a special exhibition
Operation T4
the hospital


one of the 8 photographed to represent the 50,000 mentally ill and "feeble minded" that were killed



the killing centers... which eventually turned into concentration camps, but these were for the children and mentally disabled.they were transported to another location from the mental hospitals... a very similar fashion... to the gas chambers, or lethal injections or sterilization that went wrong, or the "overdose" and then to the crematorium with the black smoke chimney... all procedures done by doctors and university professors.



the missing jewish population in neighborhoods where it once thrived now evacuated...



death count. pre-Holocaust at the killing centers



the permanent collection:

(i just like girls really)



and old news papers... a lot a lot!



the writing on the wall...




a memory void... the void in the building.. where art once stained the walls are now scrubbed away with the pealing paint...


what it should have said still...


a moment in the sun...a reprieve if you will...



a crack in the black and white...i saw color!



and still i have not gotten my indo soup... it was closed after i slept in the park for an hour waiting for it to open... i swear this soup better be worth the time i have spent waiting for it...

feels good to be walking in fresh air again...

2 comments:

  1. I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The prices being asked and paid were huge too.
    Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWS6R, bought some time ago from wahooart.com, is as lovely as ever.

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