“Where Do I belong?” – Richard Weiner and the Question of Jewish Identity: the Modern Artist as a “Stranger” Cover Image

„ Wo ist mein Platz?“ – Richard Weiner und die Frage nach der jüdischen Identität: Der moderne Künstler als „Fremder“
“Where Do I belong?” – Richard Weiner and the Question of Jewish Identity: the Modern Artist as a “Stranger”

Author(s): Petr Málek
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Jewish studies, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny
Keywords: Jewish Identity ; Modern Artist ; Richard Weiner

Summary/Abstract: Weiner’s question “Where do I belong?” refers in general to the Jewish artist’s attempt to define his identity and his relationship to the totality of national culture. The question of Weiner’s Jewish identity opens up a broad spectrum of questions regarding strategies with which “alienation” takes shape in the modern artist. This paper concerns itself with issues such as alienation and the search for identity in Weiner’s work as well as with his relationship with language, which in its abstraction resembles what Deleuze and Guattari (in reference to Kafka) describe as “minor” or “intense” literature, so that the writing process turns into the experience of being a stranger in one’s own language.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 23/1-2
  • Page Range: 129-152
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: German