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Join us for a talk by Karen Frostig!
Karen Frostig works as a conceptual, interdisciplinary artist, and is President and Artistic Director of “The Vienna Project.” She is a writer, cultural historian, and educator, engaged in international activist projects dealing with traumatic memory, inherited erasures, and new forms of testimony. Invited in 2008 to install the “Exiled Memory” project at the Universität Wien Juridicum, she conceived of and directed “The Vienna Project,” in 2013. “The Vienna Project” is a social action, public memory project situated in sixteen districts on the streets of Vienna. The project challenged prescribed habits of remembrance and fixed formulas of memorialization. Closing at the Austrian National Library in 2014, the project’s culminating event was to project 91,780 names representing seven different persecuted victim groups, murdered between 1938-1945, on the walls of buildings surrounding Josefsplatz.