We all have to largely do without culture at the moment. Museum visits are on the cards, but whether it will be possible before Easter is still completely uncertain, despite falling infection figures. The museums are coming up with a lot of ideas to still be able to offer their visitors as much as possible. In addition to extensive digital offerings, the Jewish Museum has now set up a light, color, and sound installation that can be experienced on Bertha-Pappenheim-Platz starting Thursday, February 18. Every day from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., a changing sensual play of changing projections will take place around the sculpture Untitled. Thus, the square in front of the museum will become a beautiful destination for a relaxing evening stroll. And if there should ever be more visitors in the square - simply keep your distance, which is quite possible in the square.
At the center of the installation is Ariel Schlesinger's artwork, created especially for the museum's forecourt, with its very memorable shape: it consists of two trees cast in aluminum that are connected to each other in the treetop, one supporting the other tree with roots reaching into the sky. The light, colour and sound installation opens up sensual as well as narrative access to this sculpture and stages it in an immersive experience.
The installation consists of a film about the history of the artwork's creation as well as its staging in a colour and light projection. Visitors are invited to become part of the installation by sharing their thoughts on the sculpture on social media under the hashtag #dasmuseumleuchtet. Their words will be reflected in a collage of quotes on the faÃ§ade of the Lichtbau the following day, complementing the play of color, light, and sound around the artwork.
"The Jewish Museum wants to offer Frankfurt's citizens a ray of hope in these challenging times and a new kind of experience of the new museum complex. At the same time, we hope to be able to reopen our museum soon and then open not only our forecourt but also our exhibitions to the public," said Museum Director, Prof. Dr. Mirjam Wenzel.
A nice action, because we can all use a little light and color in our lives right now. And if we all continue to look out for each other, we will be able to visit museums like the Jewish Museum again very soon! You can also find more info at: https://www.juedischesmuseum.de/besuchen/juedisches-museum-frankfurt/