Concerts, readings, panel discussions, performances, film screenings, participatory displays and a pop up exhibition: Over a period of six weeks the Jewish Museum launched a temporary platform on the Main river. In the evenings, the Pop Up Boat offered an opportunity to experience contemporary Jewish culture by way of new sounds and exciting stories in words and pictures – cheeky and serious, conscious of tradition and provocative, unsentimental and confrontational. At daytime, curators and educators offered lunch talks and workshops introducing themes and questions addressed by the new Jewish Museum, such as: What is Jewish art? What are family ties and how long do they hold together? Guests were always invited to participate: to discover the pop up exhibition, to talk about new forms of inclusion in the museum or to vote for a new name of the museum forecourt. On four Sundays, special workshops for kids took place with music, exciting stories and engaging craft ideas.
The Pop Up Boat was very well received by the public and attracted over 4,500 visitors. The Jewish Museum Frankfurt will repeat the project in September 2017 and are looking forward to welcoming you on board, next year.
The Pop Up Boat was open 4 September – 16 October 2016.
You can read more about it here.
Photo: © Jewish Museum Frankfurt