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Susan Hiller's J. Street Project at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

Susan Hiller's "The J. Street Project" demonstrates the capacity of a good idea to draw alarming cumulative power from ostensibly matter-of-fact material.

During an artist's residency in Berlin, Hiller, an American long based in London, happened upon Judenstrasse - Jews Street - and found the name troubling enough that she set about three years of travel throughout Germany to document every street and place name containing the prefix Juden-.

"The J. Street Project" resulted: an "index" of 303 color photographs, plus a map keyed to the various place names, and a slightly more than hourlong color video.

Read the complete review in The San Francisco Chronicle.

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