The exhibit features the work of 23 artists exploring the intersection of community migration and Jewish heritage by researching abandoned synagogues throughout the United States, Europe, India and Israel, and creating paintings, photographs, installations and videos woven from the stories of the historic spaces.
“Silent Witnesses” is a collaboration of the Cultural Heritage Artists Project, the Jewish Art Salon, JWalks, and the Holocaust Memorial Center. All of the works in this exhibit are being shown for the first time.
With this exhibition, the Cultural Heritage Artists Project continues its pioneering work in developing an innovative model of artist initiated and organized exhibitions, based on the belief that by working together around a shared theme artists can create new works with meaning, while engaging in an artistic dialogue that encourages new aesthetic explorations.
Participating artists include: Mel Alexenberg, Ellen Alt, Aileen Bassis, Miriam Benjamin, Siona Benjamin, Edith C. Dreikurs, Camille Eskel, James Stone Goodman, Rachel Kanter, Stacy Leeman, Martin Mendelsberg, Jacob Mezrahi, Joan Roth, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Ben Schachter, Susan Shender, Linda Soberman, Miriam Stern, Saul Sudin, Julian Voloj, Yona Verwer, Ahron Weiner and Todd Weinstein.
Images of the artists works are available at:
It is the mission of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus to remember those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust and, in a world increasingly faced with sectarian strife and intolerance, to set forth the lessons of Holocaust as a model for teaching ethical conduct and responsible decision-making. By highlighting those individuals who, in the midst of evil, stood for the best, rather than the worst of human nature, the Holocaust Memorial Center seeks to contribute to maintaining an open and free society.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.
For more information on the Holocaust Memorial Center, visit www.holocaustcenter.org, or call 248-553-2400.