Dani Gal Discusses As from Afar with Jens Hoffmann

Dani Gal’s short film As from Afar explores the relationship between Simon Wiesenthal, an architect and Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to hunting Nazi criminals, and Albert Speer, Hitler’s chief architect and close confidant. The film is based on letters the two men exchanged in the 1970s. Speer initiated the correspondence with Wiesenthal in 1974 in the effort to [...]

Reassembling Madame Rubinstein’s Miniature Rooms

Over the course of her life Helena Rubinstein collected objects of every sort in untold quantities. She had a lifelong love of miniature rooms and commissioned numerous doll-size dioramas, decorated in period styles. They ranged from a Spanish Baroque dining room to a mid-eighteenth-century French Rococo salon with Louis XV furniture to a mid-Victorian English [...]