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Interview with James E. Young

2021. május 13. 17.00

Az interjú az alábbi linken lesz elérhető 2021. május 13-án 17.00 órától:

Jurying Memorial Site Competitions
Interview with James E. Young

James E. Young is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of English and Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and founding director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of several books, including Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 1988), The Texture of Memory (Yale University Press, 1993), and The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss and the Spaces Between (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). As an internationally recognized expert on public art and the memorial genre, Young has served on juries for a number of prospective memorials, from the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin to the National 9/11 Memorial in New York. In this interview, within the context of the Budapest memorial site project in memory of women who were raped in times of war, we touch on the specifics of the call for applications, the importance of selecting the right site for the memorial, the role of the jury, and the ways in which the commemoration process can continue. Drawing on his experiences as a member of various juries, Young views the memorial as an extended process, stressing that preparation and afterlife are as important, as elements of the meanings of a memorial, as the physical object or site themselves. Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 1988), a The Texture of Memory (Yale University Press, 1993), illetve a The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss and the Spaces Between (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). A köztéri művészet és az emlékmű műfaj elismert szakértőjeként, Young számos leendő emlékműveket elbíráló zsűrinek volt a tagja, a berlini Európa meggyilkolt zsidóinak állított emlékműtől a New York-i Nemzeti 9/11 emlékműig. A beszélgetés során a pályázati kiírás elemeiről, a helyválasztás fontosságáról, a zsűri szerepéről és az emlékezési folyamat folytathatóságáról beszélgettünk. Saját zsűri tapasztalataira hivatkozva Young az emlékmű állítást egy hosszú folyamatként látja, kiemelve, hogy az előkészület és az utóélet ugyanolyan fontos fázisa az emlékműnek, mint egy fizikailag létező tárgy vagy helyszín.

Az esemény  Budapest Főváros Önkormányzata, a Budapesti Történeti Múzeum és Budapest Főváros Levéltára együttműködésében valósul meg.

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WOMEN'S HOUSE PROJECT

Sanja Iveković

Workshop, multimedia installation, media work

1998 – work in progress

Women's House Project workshop BAK, Utrecht 2009 -048

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Women's House project started in 1998. Conceived by artist Sanja Iveković it is an international collaboration project realized as site specific installations and printed materials (texts, postcards, posters, etc). On occasions the project is also presented to the public through press conferences and video screenings.

The first phase of the project consists of establishing a contact with the local shelter for abused women where artist conducts a workshop in close collaboration with the women living in the shelter. During the workshop casts of the faces of the women are produced along with short life stories written by the woman themselves. The women's «masks» and texts are then installed according to the artist's concept of the installation in a specific exhibition space.

Women's House, Workshop, BAK, Utrecht,2008
Women's House, installation, Kunstverein Cologne,2006_lowres

So far the collaboration has been made with The Autonomous House in Zagreb, The Fraenhaus in Luxembourg, The Bangkok Emergency Home in Bangkok, Safe House in Peje, Kosova, Casa per le donne in Genova, The Center for Women and Children in Belgrade, Vie-Ja in Utrecht and Mor Cati in Istanbul.