What the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine means for local art and cultural institutions usually goes under the radar. Ukrainian curator Vasyl Cherepanyn works in several initiatives that help those affected and, in an interview with »Jungle World«, criticizes the silence of Western cultural institutions and the »westsplaining« of the left.
Anti-Semitism didn’t begin with the extermination of the Jews, but rather with the cultivation of particular world views ingrained with anti-Semitism. All known manifestations of anti-Semitism preceded a cultural legitimation by resorting to the same images and projections of Jews and Jewish culture. These images have over time become woven into the cultural memory, that they naturally and unwittingly become reproduced and further cultivated. But what kinds of images are we dealing with here?