Opening: Video installation, »Wise Stones Falling into a Sea of Doubt«

Andrew Mezvinsky / © Jüdisches Museum Wien

by Andrew M. Mezvinsky

In 2015, US artist Andrew M. Mezvinsky created a video installation for an exhibition entitled »The University. A Battleground«. This video installation is now part of the permanent exhibition at Museum Judenplatz. For the installation, Mezvinsky worked with the Albertinian Map of 1421/22 and the Latin text of the University records from December 22, 1421, which stated that the stones from the »demolished synagogue of the Jews« were to be used for a new university building. »And here is a true miracle: the synagogue of the Old Law is converted miraculously into a school teaching the salvation doctrines of the New Law«.

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