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
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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),