Oct

31 2019

to
Nov

27 2019

On the Doorposts (MI POLIN)

 

Miles Nadal JCC, The Gallery at the J 750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2

http://www.mnjcc.org

Exhibition

Combining contemporary photography and archival research, this original exhibition takes visitors on a journey across Poland with young Warsaw-based artists and Judaica designers, Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar. Visitors will receive a behind-the-scenes look at their remarkable project to locate and preserve traces of mezuzot still found on doorposts of homes, gateways and apartments across Poland. They cast a bronze mezuzah from a mold made out of the space left behind by the mezuzah that once hung there. They create meaningful, beautiful Jewish ritual objects for today’s home while commemorating Jewish homes abandoned during the Holocaust. To date, Helena and Aleksander have visited over 70 cities and towns, extending their journeys into Ukraine, Belarus and Romania. The exhibition highlights a handful of the more than one hundred mezuzot they have created under the banner of their company, MI POLIN. Discover MI POLIN’ssurprising and inspiring story of making Jewish art in Poland today.

Guided Tour with the artists: Tuesday, November 5, 2:30 PM

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM