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Sunday, June 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Seeing the Holocaust: artists' responses to the Shoah

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This session will review artists’ responses to the Holocaust, commencing with art from the ghettos, concentration camp artists, and art created by survivors. Later we look at the New York abstract expressionists of the 1960s, Israeli artists, and contemporary artists in Australia and around the world. Some works use irony, satire, and pastiche, testing the limits of respect and good taste. We will ask the tricky question: what is appropriate and respectful Holocaust art?

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Harry Aizenberg

Harry was born in Sydney in 1953 to Holocaust survivor parents. After ‘dropping out’ in the 1970s, he lived in New Zealand, trying to be the next Bob Dylan. He returned, and finished up as CEO of Wolper Jewish Hospital for 32 years. Recently Harry gained a BFA in painting at the... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 2

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