Bock, Anja (2004) Exhibiting trauma : Ydessa Hendeles at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
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This thesis is an effort to come to terms with the affective and theoretical implications of Ydessa Hendeles' exhibition of contemporary art, documentary photographs and vernacular objects entitled Partners , which was held at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany, November 7 th , 2003 to February 15 th , 2004. It looks at Hendeles' practice as a collector as a means of securing an identity in the wake of the trauma of the Holocaust, the particular performance the exhibition asks the viewer to enact, the multiple ironies that arise throughout the show and their consequences, as well as the show's function as a counter-monument to the Third Reich and a memorial of Pogromnacht . Overall, it is an effort to discern how the exhibition speaks to the issues surrounding the representation of the Holocaust as they pertain to personal and cultural identity and the construction of history.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Pagination:||vii, 169 leaves : ill., plan ; 29 cm.|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Sloan, Johanne|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||18 Aug 2011 14:25|
|Last Modified:||18 Aug 2011 14:25|
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