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Yvonne Oswald – Tatiana Lecomte : Void

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The Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents the exhibition VOID, uniting two photographers, Yvonne Oswald and Tatiana Lecomte. The show, curated by the Jewish Museum Vienna, marks the first under the helm of new director Michael Haider. On view until June 16, 2019, VOID draws attention to forgotten and repressed aspects of Jewish history in Austria. The exhibition juxtaposes Yvonne Oswald’s photographs of deserted rooms of a former grand hotel in the Austrian Alps with Tatiana Lecomte’s images of mounted birds from the collections of the Natural History Museum in Vienna. Curators Danielle Spera and Astrid Peterle, Director and Chief Curator of the Jewish Museum Vienna prompt a discourse about commemoration, its representability and communication— aspects of the work of remembrance with which the Jewish Museum Vienna is confronted on a daily basis. The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is an ideal place to conduct this discourse in a global context — because of its roots in the “Austrian Institute” which was decisively influenced by Austrian Jewish émigrés. Oswald’s work captures the absence resulting from the expulsion and murder of […]

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