A Portfolio of the Witnesses was created by Open Studio Artist Member Sandra Haar and is being exhibited as part of Neuberger’s 2018 Holocaust Education Week, November 1 – 8. The online calendar and guide is available here: https://www.holocaustcentre.com/hew. This year’s theme is: Illuminating the Shadows: Untold Stories of the Holocaust.
A portfolio of witnesses will be on display from October 19th – November 17, 2018, at Open Studio, suite #104.
The artist will be in attendance to discuss the project on November 7th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
This project takes as its subject a selection of video testimonies from Yahad-In Unum Archives and Research Center in Paris. During her visit, artist Sandra Haar viewed witness testimonies of the mass execution of the Jewish population in Eastern Europe (1941-1943) from the town in which her grandmother went into hiding and likely where she was killed. Ten portraits and excerpts of testimony from several witnesses are included in Haar’s delicate, evocative lithographic print (in English/French editions).
Sandra Haar is a Toronto-based artist and printmaker creating through books, folded paper, and other formats. Her artistic practice focuses on subjectivity and representation, with current interest in identification and compassionate witnessing across social and historical locations. She works through hand-rendered techniques, traditional print processes, text, and translation.
Text and image courtesy of the artist. Information about the event can also be accessed here: https://www.holocaustcentre.com/upcoming-events/sandra-haar-a-portfolio-of-the-witnesses-launch-287255
Thank you to the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre for continuing to educate the public about the history of the Holocaust.