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26 styczeń 2010
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Holocaust Children Remembered in Israel Dramatic Arts 
Famous Austrian designer and artist Gottfried Helnwein designed the set and costumes for “The Child Dreams” Opera.  He also presents his work outside the opera. Helnwein says his work and the playwright’s have a strong internal connection.  Gottfried Helnwein: “In my work, the center of everything was always the child, the child versus the world of death, the world of corruption, the world of greed and destruction, and the child standing for innocence, purity, and I think that's a spirit of the play.”
Selektion - Neunter November Nacht (Ninth November Night)
2010, installation, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Israeli Opera House is currently running a performance called, “The Child Dreams”, based on a play from renowned Israeli dramatist Hanoch Levin.
 Hana Munitz, Israeli Opera Director:
“The play and the opera explore the world of children, a place without a purpose. There are refugees and an aspiring child, whose lives suddenly collapsed, leaving no purpose or hope, just expectations for hope.”
Famous Austrian designer and artist Gottfried Helnwein designed the set and costumes for “The Child Dreams” Opera.  He also presents his work outside the opera. Helnwein says his work and the playwright’s have a strong internal connection.
Gottfried Helnwein, Austrian Artist:
“In my work, the center of everything was always the child, the child versus the world of death, the world of corruption, the world of greed and destruction, and the child standing for innocence, purity, and I think that's a spirit of the play.”
The works of the Austrian artist primarily specializes in aspects of psychology and sociology, as well as historical issues.
Gottfried Helnwein, Austrian Artist:
“Art can be decoration, it can be fun, it can be entertainment but there is also an old tradition in art, of artists who think they have to be the conscience of the world, of the society. Because every society has a very good mechanism to not see, to forget, especially the crimes they have committed.”
Helnwein has operated his memorial since 1988, on the 50th anniversary of the "Kristallnacht" event in Nazi Germany. He says that society was not really aware about the event and its meaning.
Gottfried Helnwein:
"It was kind of trying to get through the year, to not mention it and I wanted to force them…Yes! to remember and not to forget - that's why I did it." 
Israeli Opera director Hana Munitz says she and Helnwein share something mutual, so she supports bringing his presentation to Israel. 
 Hana Munitz, Israeli Opera Director:
"Both of us have agreed that this opera play is a kind of catharsis for us. It helps people accept each other better."
The event comes ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. For both Helnwein and Munitz, whose family survived the Holocaust, this date has a lot of significance.
 
NTD News, Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Child Dreams, Installation by Gottfried Helnwein
2010




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