you still have three weeks

left to see the exhibition “Hannah Arendt Thinking Space” at the former Jewish Girls School on Auguststrasse in Mitte. One of the foremost german political theorists of the twentieth century, Arendt was a student of Karl Jaspers, friend of Walter Benjamin and sometime lover of Martin Heidegger. She made a name for herself with the publication of her book Origins of Totalitarianism and later her controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (describing the trial of nazi SS Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann on various charges including ‘crimes against humanity’). The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of her birth on Oktober 14, 1906 and features thirteen artists responding to the ideas developed in her works as well as video and audio interviews and a reading room containing copies of her works in both german and english. The photo at left is a detail from my favorite piece in the exhibition – “Das Lager als Denkraum -a contribution by Berlin artist Volker März.

August Strasse 11-13, Berlin-Mitte.
15 October – 19 November 19, 2006, daily from 12.00 noon – 6.00 p.m.,
Thursdays until 9.00 p.m.,
closed on Mondays
Entry 4 Euro, reduce 2 Euro
S-Bahn Oranienburger Straße,
U6 Oranienburger Tor, U8 Rosenthaler Platz

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