Transferumbau: Liebling - Closing Event
Join us for a special event marking the closing of the exhibition, and celebrating the launch of the research book The Lift, as we augment the works with live performance and explore writing and the remaking of forgotten historical narratives.
20:00 We start with a conversation about The Lift, a research book dedicated to the project. Curator Hila Cohen-Schneiderman, documentarist Anat Seltzer, and publisher Ian Sternthal ask if the reemergence of chronicles can change our perception of a place, and whether the White City’s narrative is changing. The artists participating in the exhibition will join them and share the process involved in an artistic research project.
21:30 The Fall and Fall of Mr. Button - World Premiere!
Live performance of the operetta devised through a delicate composition of text and music into a double-layered collage. The piece adapts historic records inspired by the tragic-comic story of Mr. Knopf, the clerk who left his mark on the German goods, and five musical works by Bauhaus composers. Playwright Nir Shauloff and musical producer Avshalom Ariel will share thoughts on their work.
Conductor and Musical Director: Dor Magen
The opening exhibition of the Liebling Haus focuses on the controversial Transfer Agreement, which established trade relations between the Nazi government and the Zionist movement, enabling tens of thousands of German Jews to immigrate to Palestine in the 1930s. Featuring works based on findings discovered at the Liebling Haus during its renovation, this is a collaborative project by artists Ilit Azoulay, Jonathan Touitou, Lou Moriah, Nir Shauloff, and curator Hila Cohen-Schneiderman.