The Palais des Beaux Arts Wein (Vienna) acquired three works from Rosabel Rosalind‘s satirical comic series “How to Each Like a Jew” for their permanent collection.
Rosalind’s series “How to Eat Like a Jew” transforms her own cultural traditions by recontextualizing anti-Semitic conspiracies and exaggerated stereotypes into instructional recipes. This body of work was developed from her Fulbright-funded research at the Jewish Museum Vienna’s Schlaff collection of anti-Semitic objects and postcards. Through her investigation of hate imagery, Rosabel found humor and “schtick” to be a fitting encapsulation of the self-deprecating, ever-suffering Jewish spirit. By recycling oppressive stereotypes and symbolic tropes, Rosabel aims to celebrate resilience and strength, embracing the absurd and the funny while commemorating a long history of Jewish oppression. In 2020, the Palais des Beaux Arts acquired scanned versions of three comics from the series in .tif format: “How to Make Hamantaschen,” “How to Make Matzah,” and “How to Make Latke.”