Joods Historisch Museum Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, AMSTERDAM
December 19th 2019 - January 19th 2020
Architectural model, exhibition, performance and meeting January 16th, 14.00 hrs.
Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver
Architectural model based on a mass grave for the slaughtered Jew of Baghdad i.e, 'Farhud' (1st and 2nd of June 1941). Al Zwara Cinema, Baghdad - 2019
Architectural model based on Meir Tweig Synagogue of Hacham (Chief Rabbi) Sassoon Kadoori, who was the president of the Babylonian Jewish community in Baghdad, Iraq - 2019
Bronze, 10 ShOFaROT, 70x30x33cm
In 'On Friendship/(Collateral Damage) III - The Third GaLUT: Baghdad, Jerusalem, Amsterdam' Sassoon Semah placed two identical objects of 'The City of Shelter/Refuge' at two different locations. One at the Jewish Historical Museum under direction of his friend Emile Schrijver (Public Space) and the other in Redstone Natuursteen & Projecten in the office of his friend Yasin Kalac (Private Space) The shape of the objects is based on a childhood memory: the public entrance to a bomb shelter in Tel Aviv. The public space and the private space are connected to one another by "an invisible black square, an invisible territory, a frame of mind, a spatial place, a void, to remind us of the idea of 'The City of Shelter'/Refuge'.
Joseph Sassoon Semah, Baruch Abraham, Mudar Adas, Masja Austen, Peter Baren, Bülent Evren, Ari Hartog, Uzi Heymann, Arantxa Marchant, Anastasia Kozolova, Emile Schrijver, Jom Semah, Yvonne Strang.
Emile Schrijver Managing (director Jewish Cultural Quarter), Arie Hartog (director Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen), and artist Joseph Sassoon Semah about the need for diversity in Judaism. A meeting about the necessary reorientation of heritage in museums.