3. April 9 – June 25, 2000
FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Mauthausen and Beyond
DESCRIPTION: This exhibition focused on a major theme in Jewish life, the remembrance and commemoration of the Holocaust, by presenting the work of two internationally renowned artists who speak of the Holocaust in quite different visual languages:
Photographer, Alvin Gilens, and papermaker/sculptor, Robbin Ami Silverberg.
Each had visited the site of the Mauthausen Labor Camp near Vienna, Austria, and each had come away with a different way to tell the story of this awful place. Neither artist took a realistic narrative approach to the horror of their subject. Instead, through photographs, book and paper installations, and even neon, the two found idiosyncratic ways to respond to the fact of Mauthausen and other Holocaust sites.