ASYMMETRIES: A Tribute to the Victims and Survivors of the Tree of Life Massacre in Pittsburgh
Posted on 05/02/2019 @ 01:00 PM
MAY 2-AUGUST 6 | FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
MBJCC Art Galley invites you to its newest installation by internationally awarded Israeli-American Artist/Photographer Silvio D. Frydman, in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education- Miami (CAJE)
ASYMMETRIES is a visual journey through 40 pairs of images that depict the unimaginable contrasts the Jewish people have had to endure over the last 80 years, from dehumanization and mass murder in the Holocaust to a renaissance of Jewish life in the State of Israel. Each pair of images is a visual asymmetry that represents the contrasting experience of participants on the March of the Living as they visit Poland and Israel. It is also a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh.
"On Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, I walked in my name, in your name, and in their name, from Auschwitz to Birkenau along with thousands of people from every corner of this planet, every generation and every physical condition that came to pay their respects to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and to confront and denounce antisemitism and any form of hate.
The warm temperature, the grass, and the flowers challenge one’s senses when confronted with the reality that in those grounds millions of people were murdered and that those grounds have been fertilized with human ashes, blood and tears, mostly of Jewish victims as part of an ethnic cleansing effort called ‘The Final Solution’ by the Nazis and their many collaborators.
The March of the Living is our unequivocal statement that we will not forget. But moreso, to quote Jacob Solomon, President and CEO of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, "this is a call for action" and not to remain passive.
On that note, I am immensely humbled and proud of the opening of the traveling bilingual exhibit ASYMMETRIES at the Miami Beach JCC Art Gallery. ASYMMETRIES is a partnership project, between CAJE and me, inspired by previous March of the Living experiences.
I hope we can tour it together one day. It will remain there until August 6th and it has been booked throughout 2021." - Silvio Frydman, written May 2, 2019 from The Leo Martin March of the Living experience in Poland.