Stories of Traumatic Pasts

Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Turbo-Nationalism



ISBN: 9783775748841 Category:


Belgian colonialism in the Congo. Antisemitism in Austria. Turbo-nationalism in former Yugoslavia. Over the last two centuries, these three historic lines of violence and annihilation (re)enforced a process of oblivion that to this day prevents a processing of the genocides they caused. Today involuntary or performed amnesia again threatens to destroy what has already come to a point of possible coexistence.

This catalogue goes back to these traumatic events in history and the recent past, which had such a violent impact on communities and people, states and territories, and confront them with a system of interventions. The scars that remain after atrocities, although hidden and obliterated, are recovered through artistic, scientific, and political reflections.

Exhibition details:
Weltmuseum Wien
October 8, 2020 – April 3, 2021

Additional information

Weight 1026 g
Dimensions 24.6 x 29.7 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 15 April 2021
Number of pages 204
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Marina Grzinic
Dimensions 24.6 x 29.7 cm
Weight 1026 g