Malka Germania

Malka Germania

Fri
11
Fri Feb 11 7:00 PM

MCA Australia
Wheelchair
General Admission
February
Fri Feb 11

Malka Germania is Hebrew for “Queen Germania”. The name makes reference to an unusual female designation for the Messiah: “Malka Meshichah” or the “Anointed Queen”. The Messiah has come to Berlin and thus to the historic epicentre of Jewish, Israeli and German collective memory. Instead of experiencing immediate redemption, the city is haunted by its residents’ collective subconscious: their dreams, fears and memories. The work investigates the longing for collective redemption as a response to an age of anxiety. The piece portrays subconscious elements, grey areas and ambiguities of contemporary German-Jewish experience through the artistic medium. At the same time, it attempts to disrupt a fixed iconography and to deconstruct identities – the past and future implode into an alternative present.

Supported by Goethe-Institut.

An exclusive interview with director Yael Bartana will follow the screening.

Video stills courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano; Petzel Gallery, New York; and Capitain Petzel, Berlin


February
Fri Feb 11

MCA Australia

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