OneState Embassy invited me to Vienna for two events as secretary Medinat Weimar!
Thursday, 15. 10. 2009 – M1, Semperdepot lecture in English – open to general public
18:30 Ronen Eidelman (Tel Aviv-Jaffa): Medinat Weimar
Medinat Weimar is an art project that created a movement to promote the idea of the Jewish state in Thuringia, Germany, with the city of Weimar as its capital. The movements goal is to convince the German people to call the Jews (and anyone else who wants to be one) to gather in Thuringia, a post-industrial area emptying more every year, and found there another Jewish state. One that would not only satisfy the need forÂ a secure Jewish home, appease the PalestinianÂ Israeli conflict, help the German with coming to terms with the past, but would also save Thuringia from its own bleak future. In the lecture Eidelman, the Movements’ secretary, will present the Movement, explain the political and artistic context it was born in, as well as show other art projects he has created in the past that are related to the movement.
Ronen Eidelman is an artist, writer and activist engaged with linking art, culture and grassroots politics. Participated in many exhibitions and festivals, as well as creating independent projects in the public sphere. Born in New York City, grew up in Jerusalem and based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, Co-founder and editor of “Ma’arav” (www.maarav.org.il) leading online art and culture magazine from Israel. Graduate of the MFA program for “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies’ at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, and for more than ten years active in anti-occupation and anti-capitalist activists groups. Ronen likes hats and enjoys wearing many kinds. http://medinatweimar.org/,http://ronen.dvarim.com/
The lecture is organized by Eduard Freudmann and OneState Embassy in Vienna (Ambassadors Tal Adler & Osama Zatar will be present at the lecture – www.onestate-embassy.net).
The lecture is part of the seminar “Platform History Politics” (http://tinyurl.com/ydptw3p)
Come and have denKarium-breakfast with the Israeli artist Ronen Eidelman in the “OneState Embassy” in Vienna:
“How to use art as a safe place for utopian ideas”? Saturday, 17. Oct. 10.30, at the “OneState Embassy”, Sieveringerstr. 167, 1190 Vienna.
We will offer a nice oriental brunch, children are also wellcome, the embassy has a wide garden and toys! Ronen will present his project “Medinat Weimar” and discuss the possibilities of political art actions.
A rites-event in cooperation with OneState embassy (Tal Adler & Osama Zatar)