Fragments of a Life, Zurich

poster FOAL Zurich

Brochure: zurich_catalog2017

Press in the Neue Zuricher Zeitung (NZZ), by Markus Bauer:

Fragments of a Life
Vernissage March 8, 2017, 6pm
Reunion Art Space
Müllerstrasse 57 8004 Zurich
open daily starting on March 9, 12-6pm
with work by:
Curated by Olga Stefan

An exhibition that has as its starting point the June 1941 pogrom in Iasi, Romania, where more than 10,000 Jews were massacred by Romanian and German troops, then undertakes an analysis of the concepts of migration, identity, home, belonging, and alienation through personal narratives and oral histories. Most of the participating artists have made Switzerland their home.

Photos from the show:

Program Agenda
Vernissage, March 8, 6pm
Panel Discussion, March 8, 7:30pm
“Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been”, a discussion about migration and identity in Europe yesterday and today, as well as strategies for combating increasing racism and xenophobia.
With artists Miklós Klaus Rózsa and Elianna Renner, and curator Olga Stefan. Remarks about shifting European identity will be made by Catherine Hug, curator at Kunsthaus Zurich.
Additional observations and interventions will be made by the other participating artists present in the audience.

Performance, Premiere in Switzerland, March 9, at 7pm
“In Between” by David Schwartz/Katia Pascariu/Alice Monica Marinescu/Ioana Florea
An experimental interactive play that includes the audience in its co-production, In Between is composed of personal testimonies describing life after the Iasi pogrom for the survivors and future generations, linking this event to contemporary stories of migration and marginalization. Be prepared to take a position!

Photos from the performance:

Film Screening, Premiere in Switzerland, March 11, at 7pm
Charging the Rhino – directed by Simcha Jacobovici, 2007
On June 29, 1941 thousands of Jews were herded into a courtyard in Iasi, Romania and were massacred by German and Romanian soldiers. Many of the Jacobovicis of Romania died that day. Canadian filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici goes back to the land of his forebears and explores issues of memory – his and Romania’s.

Curator Tour, March 12, 12pm

With the kind support of:
Burgauer Foundation
Omanut, Verein zur Förderung jüdischer Kunst in der Schweiz
Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur
Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund
Romanian Cultural Institute, Berlin

Fragments of a Life video:


The Wild Child of Iasi: the life and Art of Daniel Spoerri