A Certain Jewish Something
A Certain Jewish SomethingOctober 17, 2010 – March 20, 2011

Submission: 17 October, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Opening: 17 October, 3 p.m.

“A Certain Jewish Something” is an exhibition of a special kind, an exhibition in which everybody is invited to participate. On 17 October, you, the visitor, will decide what we are going to exhibit. Because you will bring “your certain Jewish something” to us!
For once, it is not the museum that will tell the audience what Jewishness is all about, but the other way round: in this context, it doesn’t matter whether one is Jewish or Christian or Muslim, nondenominational, religious, atheistic or whatever one’s nationality is.
Bring us an object which for you is connected to something Jewish. An object that is of special personal value to you, with which you connect a memory or an experience, and about which you also want to tell a story. We are looking forward to something unexpected or obvious, something traditional or surprising, something unexplained or quaint! We are curious about your object and your accompanying story.
We invite you to bring along your object and the accompanying story on opening day, 17 October, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.—write down your short explanation on an A4 page (please not longer than that!) and bring it with you. Each visitor will be photographed with his/her “certain Jewish something.” There will be an opportunity to read aloud one’s own text in the studio of Radio Mikvah. With the assembled objects, texts, and photographs, an exhibition will be set up that same day, opening at 3 p.m. Be ready to be surprised—as a participant or as a visitor. After the end of the exhibition, all participants will be given back their something—together with an exclusive documentation that will encompass all contributions with texts and photographs.

Katarina Holländer (Zurich), in collaboration with Michael Guggenheimer (Zurich)
Concept and project management:
Katarina Holländer, in cooperation with Hanno Loewy (Hohenems)
stecher. zeichen und räume (Götzis)
Roland Stecher and Thomas Matt
Museum education:
Tanja Fuchs (Hohenems)
Public relations / organization:
Birgit Sohler (Hohenems)
Gerlinde Fritz (Hohenems)