Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Edward van Voolen.
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1998. 147 pp., illustrations: 33 col., 84 b&w, 30.5 × 20.5 cm. German and English.
Joods Historisch Museum (15 October 1998–17 January 1999)
A fictional yet historically-possible gathering of 50 of Vienna’s Jewish cultural and intellectual elite in the home of Viennese dramatist and poet Richard Beer-Hoffmann. Each guest bears a “gift” that relates to a contemporary topic and thus contributes to our understanding of Vienna’s milieu at the turn of the century and the inner world of Beer-Hofmann. Catalog in two main sections: “The World of Richard Beer-Hofmann” (featuring portraits and objects related to Beer-Hofmann and his family) and “Beer-Hoffman’s Guests and their Gifts” (with full-page entries on each individual and their contribution). Essay on Jewish bourgeoisie in turn-of-the-century Vienna (Karen Roth-Krauthammer) and conceptual remarks on the exhibition (Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek). Extensive descriptive entries. No itemized listing. 84 items.
BEER HOFMANN, RICHARD
Exhibition leaflet for Vienna showing, 6 pp., no illustrations, 15 × 10.5 cm; Invitation to exhibition opening in Vienna, single card, no illustrations, 21 × 10.5 cm.
Jüdisches Museum Wien, Austria (10 February–11 April 1999)