First Tilda, and now the Jews of Germany: getting in a box is simply the thing to do in art this year.
A new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Berlin features a box where a Jew will sit for two hours every day, answering questions about Jewish life and culture in a country that is still dealing with its Nazi past. The exhibit is called, "The Whole Truth, everything you wanted to know about Jews," but is more popularly being known as "Jew in the Box."
Museum administrators are enthusiastic about the opportunity these boxed Jews will have to talk to the people of Germany:
"A lot of our visitors don't know any Jews and have questions they want to ask," museum official Tina Luedecke said. "With this exhibition we offer an opportunity for those people to know more about Jews and Jewish life."
But not everyone is so excited about the exhibition,
"Why don't they give him a banana and a glass of water, turn up the heat and make the Jew feel really cozy in his glass box," prominent Berlin Jewish community figure Stephan Kramer told The Associated Press.
The "Jew in the Box" has already been an incredibly popular attraction for the Jewish Museum of Berlin, which plans to run the exhibition through August.