JEWISH CULTURE SEASON IN MALMÖ AND STOCKHOLM
- MINORITY DIALOGUES
Feb - May 2015 Moriska Paviljongen - Berns Salonger
The Association for Jewish Culture in Sweden in cooperation with Moriska Paviljongen are realizing
a series of cultural programs in Malmö and Stockholm that are connected to Jewish culture and identity.
It is a reach-out project with a distinct bridge-building purpose directed at diverse audience.
Believing that the Jewish minority could and should make a difference in shaping our changing society in
general, and in promoting tolerance, humanism and democratic values in particular, Jewish Cultural Season
is an extensive program that puts in focus the multifaceted Jewish culture on its various expressions for the
purpose of reaching out and form dialogue and exchange with other minority groups and promote
understanding and tolerance. The Season is designated for a wide and diverse audience and emphasizes
the important role that minority culture could and should play in the hegemonic culture. The programs includes
keynote address, roundtable discussions, debates, workshops and concerts and host prominent scholars, writers,
musicians and artists from Sweden and abroad, to discuss topics such as Muslim-Jewish Relationships,
Integration and the Role of Minority Culture in Mainstream Culture.
The starting point and the perspective are Jewish but the purpose is to examine what relevance the Jewish
experience has in contemporary society, and in this program particularly - what common ground exist
amongst Sweden’s minorities that will enable us to join forces in combating xenophobia, anti-Semitism
and the suspicion towards ‘the other’. The Season offers a reflective voyage through four ‘pillars’
that are strongly connected to Jewish identity but highly relevant to other minorities and to contemporary
society in general: Relationships, Mobility, Words and Memory. The focus is on the Jewish particularity
but, even more important, the universalism in these four terms and their connection to humanistic values,
respect and tolerance.
LARS M. ANDERSSON – BEJZAT BECIROV – DAVID BIALÉ – LISA BJURWALD
CHRISTINA von BRAUN – LARS DENCIK – SIAVOSH DERAKHTI – ARIS FIORETOS
MATAN HERMONI – ETGAR KERET – JONAS HASSEN KHEMIRI – NICOLE KRAUSS
BERNARD-HENRI LÈVY – MONA MASRI – HERTA MÜLLER – BILAN OSMAN
FANIA OZ – SALTZBERGER - DIANA PINTO – STEVE REICH – POONEH ROHI
SAMI SAID – NATHAN SHACHAR – JESPER SVARTVIK - PER SVENSSON
ELISABETH ÅSBRINK among others.
INAKI ALBERDI – PATRIK BONNET – YAIR DALAL – FELICIA van den END
ALEXANDER FREUNETHAL - GÖRAN FRÖST - EMIL GOLDSCHMIDT
PETER JABLONSKI - FRANK LONDON – MAGDALENA MEIZNER
NORRBOTTEN NEO - STEVE REICH - ELIN ROMBO - SANCHEZ-VERDÚ
STAFFAN SCHEJA – EMLYN STAM - CHRISTIAN SVARFVAR
MALIN WILLIAM OLSSON - among others.
Program director: Lizzie Oved Scheja
Musical director: Jacob Kellermann
Graphic design: Cecilia Undemark - Péterfy
Production Moriska: Jonas Jarl och Felicia Korman
Advisory board: Lars Dencik och Monica Nagler Wittgenstein
J!-Judisk Kultur i Sverige in cooperation with Moriska Paviljongen, Re:Orient, Judisk Krönika and Berns Salonger present Judisk Vår i Malmö och Stockholm- Jewish Cultural Season in Malmö and Stockholm.
February 7- May 11 2015
This extensive program puts in focus the important role that minorities could and should play in society, using the multifaceted Jewish culture as starting point for the discussion. The program has a distinct bridge-building purpose that calls for an open dialogue and exchange, and that emphasizes the connection between diversity and creativity.
The programs present scholars, writers, musicians and artists from Sweden and abroad that will participate in roundtable discussions, debates, concerts and workshops.
It is divided into four topics strongly connected to Jewish identity but relevant to other minorities and to society in general: Relationships (Feb. 7-8), Mobility (March 7-8), Words (April 11-13) and Memory (May 10-11).
Relationships will examine relationships between one human being to him/herself as well as to the 'other' and to God. It will deal with relationship among minorities with focus os Muslim-Jewish relationships.
Mobility will examine kosmopolitan culture and creativity, universalism and the necessity to act and interact with the world outside one’s own group. On an existential level, it is about stretching one’s personal borders beyond oneself, beyond the social and cultural boundaries which one is born with.
Words will examine the important role that texts, philosophy and literature, play in forming an identity. Words as common narrative that goes beyond religious orientation and geographical borders.
Memory will examine the collective memory of a group and the common memory code shared by it. It will explore the idea of individual responsibility to the common memory, carrying on the memory and being a part of a chain.
Additional programs include:
Utanförskap och Kreativitet i Sverige 1900-1930:
Borders- Place- Identity
Discussion among visual artists
Films & more
Detailed program and ticket information will soon follow.
Design: Cecilia Undemark-Peterfy
Photo: Karl Gabor
Jewish Vienna - The Formation of Modernity
- An extraordinary success
Jewish Vienna- The Formation of Modernity
22/3 2014 Moderna Museet 23/3 2014 Berns Salonger
The Complete Program, opening keynote and concluding remarks by Eric Kandel, 6 round table discussions and music, is now available on youtube
Music: E. Korngold, F. Kreisler, G. Mahler, A. Schönberg.
David Frühwirth, Jacob Kellermann, Anna Larsson, Henrik Måwe, Johanna Persson, Christian Svarfvar, Torleif Thedéen and Staffan Scheja.
The international conference and cultural program Jewish Vienna – The Formation of Modernity
(22/3 Moderna Museet & 23/3 Berns Salonger) is broadcasted on Axess TV as follows:
7-11 April at 22:50 and 9-13 April at 13:30. Reruns of the program will follow.
Each episode represents one panel discussion.
Connect to Axess Play: http://axess.se/tv/PlayProgram.aspx?id=3920
To watch part 1: http://axess.se/tv/player.aspx?id=3921
To watch part 2: http://axess.se/tv/player.aspx?id=3922
To watch part 3: http://www.axess.se/tv/vodplayer.aspx?vod=239
To watch part 4: http://www.axess.se/tv/vodplayer.aspx?vod=291
Photo: Karl Gabor
The program publication that includes rich photo material and enlightening articles by Steven Beller, Fredric Bedoire, Lars Dencik, Allan Janik, Eric Kandel and Christian Witt-Dörring can be purchased for 150 kr (including postal fees) via
Please give your name and post address.
Distinguished participants from Sweden and abroad
Professional creative, administrative and technical teams
Partners in Sweden and abroad
Special thanks to Hugo Lagercrantz whose great efforts made it possible for us to have Eric Kandel here in Stockholm.
Previous programs in the series include Mahler & Schönberg (2011),