1 Jul - 28 Nov

Two exhibitions in Jewish Historical this summer


Exhibition Forget & Remember
An exhibition about and by the exceptional artist duo Gil & Moti. They developed this exhibition, in which their family histories are central, especially for the JHM. Based on the stories of Gil’s father and Moti’s mother, the artists investigate the relationship between personal, subjective memories and collective memory. Until 28 November. Activities during the exhibition:

  • July 8 and August 19 – Consultation hour Gil & Moti
    In an intimate setting in the Jewish Historical Museum, visitors are given the opportunity to ask Gil & Moti questions and discuss an heirloom with them.
  • July 11 – Online Zine workshop, in collaboration with IHLIA
    In 2001 Gil & Moti got married as one of the first gay couples in the Netherlands. Their marriage was at the same time a spectacular performance project. This year in the JCK we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Netherlands. under IHLIA LGBTI Heritage create your own zine (magazine) about love relationships. Gil & Moti give an introduction to their wedding performance.

Exhibition Fred Stein. Dresden, Paris, New York; photographer in exile
You may already be familiar with some of Stein’s photos, for example Albert Einstein’s, but probably not the photographer himself. Who is the man behind the work? That becomes clear in this exhibition of almost two hundred of his photos. In the mid-20th century, Stein was one of the early masters of social documentary photography, a pioneer with the 35mm camera and one of the important portrait photographers of his time. He made hundreds of portraits of famous contemporaries such as Einstein, Hannah Arendt and Marc Chagall. Duration 9 July to 7 November. Activities:

  • July 9 – Lecture Peter Stein about his father Fred Stein
    Peter Stein (1943) is an American filmmaker and the son of photographer Fred Stein. He has been making efforts for years to raise awareness of his father’s work.
  • August 29 – Gallery Talk Bernadette van Woerkom and Rixt Bosma The curators of the exhibition discuss the creation of the exhibition and the work of Fred Stein. After the Gallery Talk there is an opportunity to visit the exhibition.

Joods Historisch Museum, Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1