Launch Event: Stih and Schnocks Bus Stop

Launch Event: Stih and Schnocks Bus Stop


Posted 2024-02-16 by Jenfollow

Tue 05 Mar 2024 - Sun 31 Mar 2024

Launch Event: Stih and Schnock’s Bus Stop

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Bus Stop was originally conceived in 1995 as an alternative to a static Holocaust memorial in Berlin. It's a mobile sculpture conceptualised by German artists, Professors Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock that enables the public to actively commemorate the Holocaust by engaging with former sites of Nazi atrocities. The installation at a dedicated lot, at a bus terminal made it more tangible, and gained a lot of attention in Berlin. This move aligned with the artistic philosophy of the Professors in that it fused art with daily life, influenced perceptions, and kept history in the public eye. Red buses would drive from the Bus Stop to actual commemoration sites and former death camps in both near and distant vicinities all over Europe. The destination and the inscription “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” is written on the red buses. In this way, the remembrance of the Holocaust is redirected to the crime scenes, away from that lofty site in the middle of the German capital and right into the banal everyday structure of our mobile society. Find out more about these installations and the Professors via the Melbourne Holocaust Museum's website .

Launch Event - 5 Mar 2024 from 7.30-9pm

The Melbourne Holocaust Museum (MHM) is honoured to welcome renowned German artist duo Professors Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock as they launch the compelling and innovative recreation of their installation Bus Stop on date and times given above at MHM, Elsternwick. Book your $10 tix here to attend, and the address will be provided on registration. MHM CEO, Dr Steven Cooke considers that having Bus Stop outside the MHM is an important symbol of remembrance: “Much like MHM itself, Bus Stop will stand as a tangible reminder of Melbourne’s strong connection to the Holocaust. Though these events happened far away, they aren’t distant. When survivors immigrated to Melbourne, they brought with them the memories, the loss, and the lessons of the Holocaust.”

In Conversation - 10 Mar 2024

Following the launch event, MHM will host an evening in conversation with Stih & Schnock on the ‘Power of Social Sculpture’. This event will allow guests to take a deep dive into the process behind Stih & Schnock’s work, and the influence of sculpture and art on remembrance, education and commemoration. Globally acknowledged for their artistic contributions to the discourse on the Holocaust, Stih and Schnock's works have been highlighted in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and their influence has extended into the academic sphere with lectures at prominent institutions like Harvard and Princeton.

Bus Stop represents MHM's commitment to deepening the public's understanding of the Holocaust through engaging and dynamic mediums. The installation reinforces the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. The Melbourne Holocaust Museum eagerly anticipates the arrival of this thought-provoking launch and fosters an ongoing discourse on the significance of historical memory and the essential nature of remembrance. This installation remains until 31 March 2024.

Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust – 4 week course fr 7 -28 Mar

MHM has many events ongoing and it pays to subscribe to stay updated. If you'd like to attend a four week course mentioned in the title above eg. Different Voices, book here to secure your spot and find more details about the event. Over the course, the ‘female voice’ is considered to shed light on Jewish women’s experiences during the Holocaust by examining ghettos, camps, hiding, and resistance. By considering diaries, documents, and testimonies, the lived experience that Jewish women faced on a daily basis during the Holocaust will be delved into, and the lessons we can take into the world today. The course will be facilitated by Head of Exhibitions and Programming Dr Breann Fallon and Co-President Sue Hampel OAM with each evening dedicated to a particular theme.

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