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The MAK Museum presents Recollecting ~ Looted Art and Restitution

Lisl Ponger - Horror Vacui, 2008 - C-print, 133 x 168 cm. - © Courtesy Charim Gallery, Vienna/MAK

Vienna, Austria – The MAK Museum Exhibition Hall presents Recollecting: Looted Art and Restitution, on view through February 15, 2009. The show entitled “Recollecting” presents art and everyday objects from Jewish possession and their history between robbery and restitution. Especially for the exhibition, new artworks were created which put this issue of controversial topicality in a present-day perspective. The significance that restitution has for the heirs is linked with questions of cultural identity, history policy, individual recollection and the collective memory.