Sun, Apr 16|
Live via Zoom
Lecture on Yiddishland Pavilion with Artist Yevgeniy Fiks
An exploration of Yiddishland Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale as an imaginary space connected through Yiddish language and culture, with analysis of global migration politics, war, collective memory, and the exclusion of the "Other".
Time & Location
Apr 16, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Live via Zoom
About the Event
THE YIDDISHLAND PAVILION is a hybrid online-offline project aimed at tracing and developing Yiddish and Jewish discourse in contemporary artistic practice. Its activities unfold in Venice, Italy and online between April and November 2022. At the 59th Venice Biennale, Yiddishland Pavilion takes place in a dialogue and collaboration with national pavilions of countries with histories of Yiddish-speaking Jewish migration. Yiddishland is an imaginary country/land/space/territory connected through Yiddish language and culture. Yiddishland Pavilion analyzes the erosion of global political constellations, practises collective remembrance, condemns war and occupation, and documents consequences of migration and politics of exclusion that target “Otherness”. The Yiddishland Pavilion is curated by Yevgeniy Fiks and Maria Veits.
Yevgeniy Fiks is a Moscow-born New York-based artist, author, and organizer of art exhibitions. Yevgeniy has produced many projects on the subject of the Post-Soviet dialog in the West.