Call for applications: Artists in Residence at the Frankfurt Jewish Museum


The Frankfurt Jewish Museum and DAGESH: Jüdische Kunst im Kontext are calling for applications for several artist residencies in connection with the new exhibition Revenge: History and Fantasy,” which will run from March 18-July 17, 2022.

The exhibit is expected to be provocative, exploring the theme of revenge in Jewish cultural history “from God to Quentin Tarantino.”

The exhibition will present historical documents and photographs, visual artworks, ceremonial objects, Jewish writings, graphic literature, films, and video works embedded in a scenographic exhibition architecture.

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In addition to presenting the vengeful figures of the Hebrew Bible, the exhibition will take a closer look at rabbinic writings and anti-Jewish conspiracy myths. It will highlight legendary figures such as Lilith and the golem and show Jewish “outlaws” who banded together as pirates, robbers, and in the Kosher Nostra. At the center of the show are the few historical acts of revenge committed by Jews against representatives of National Socialism.

Artists are invited “to engage with the themes of the exhibition” in residencies lasting 10 to 14 days that will take place each month for the duration of the exhibition: April 4-17, 2022;  May 2-15; June 6-19; and  July 4-17. 

Applications are welcome from “literary, musical, visual, and performing artists who have a clear position on contemporary Jewish perspectives and experiences.”

The residencies include the one-time reimbursement of travel expenses, accommodation in Frankfurt am Main and a work grant of € 2,000. During their stay in Frankfurt, the artists are expected to work in a specially designated room of the exhibition, to present their project to the public and to document or make it available for the exhibition website.

You can apply via email by submitting a concise description of your project idea, your portfolio, and your resume to info@dagesh.de, re: “Call for Artists in Residence 2022.”  The deadline is January 16.

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Click here to see information about the exhibition