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“Echoes and Fragments” – Remembering the Jewish communities of Europe during the Holocaust and the subsequent aftermath

Posted by Oyster on May 23, 2010

Echoes and Fragments

Works by Rene’e Powell and Carolyn Manosevitz

SUMMER, 2010
Exhibition dates: June 17–August 27, 2010

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: July 22, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Echoes and Fragments, an exhibition featuring the work of artists Rene’e Powell and Carolyn Manosevitz will be on view at the Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum from June 17 through August 27, 2010. Both artists’ work focuses on remembering the destroyed Jewish communities of Europe during the Holocaust and the subsequent aftermath of this difficult legacy.

Rene’e Powell’s compelling work is driven by her graduate research at the Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union. Her thesis, Degenerate Art and the Jewish Question, discusses the ways in which the “Nazis demonized modern art and used it as a weapon against the Jews whom they saw as its representatives.” Echoes and Fragments reflects this moving theme. As Powell explains, “I create forms that suggest how art suffers and survives these attacks, as well as representing how the Jewish people have suffered and survived, with the brokenness of the pieces reminding us both of the brutality of the past and of what remains unbreakable.”

Carolyn Manosevitz, an artist and educator, focuses on what she describes as the aftermath of the Shoah (Hebrew word meaning ‘catastrophe’, and a term used by scholars to describe Hitler’s Final Solution). Absence and memory as they pertain to the destroyed Jewish communities of Europe are recurring themes in her multimedia works.

The Doug Adams Gallery serves as a laboratory, providing a dynamic space for the entire community to explore their conceptions of the world. The Gallery is a project of CARE (Center for the Arts, Religion and Education), an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union. The Doug Adams Gallery shares space with the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology, at Pacific School of Religion, and fosters a dialogue between art and archaeology, and ancient and modern cultures, through quarterly exhibitions and gallery talks.

FREE TOURS OFFERED

For more information please contact:
Christina Vander Vos

caregtugallery

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum
Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
510.849.8285
www.care-gtu.org

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