MI POLIN in Toronto
MI POLIN (Hebrew for “From Poland”) is the first Judaica company in Poland since the Second World War. MI POLIN is run by accomplished artist Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar, an award-winning photojournalist. Their original Jewish ritual objects are in the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum (New York) and are carried by the most prominent Jewish museums internationally.
The FENTSTER window gallery, the Miles Nadal JCC and the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre have partnered to bring the artists to Toronto from Warsaw for two weeks filled with over ten events. Discover their inspiring story to locate and preserve mezuzah remnants across Poland, making new art from traces of the past.
For details, scroll down & click on the event links or go to: holocaustcentre.com/mi-polin
October 29, 2019 – March 1, 2020
FENTSTER @ Makom, 402 College Street
Opening + Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 29 | 7:30 PM
A multimedia installation using the symbolism of the Vistula River and the Jewish ritual object, the mezuzah to explore home, identity and place.
On the Doorposts
October 31 – November 27, 2019
Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue
Artist-led Exhibition Tour: Tuesday, November 5 | 2:30 PM
Presenting MI POLIN’s original photography, archival research and bronze mezuzot, to tell the story of how they are creating new Jewish art from traces of a Jewish past in Poland.
Holocaust Education Week Legacy Symposium for Young Professionals
Sunday, October 27 | 11 AM
Oakham House, Ryerson University, 55 Gould Street
The Other Shelf: In Conversation with David Bezmozgis
Monday, November 4 | 6 – 7 PM
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Sunday, November 10 | 3:30 – 4:15 PM
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 78 Queen’s Park
In addition to running in-class workshops for school groups, the artists will offer one public workshop:
For more information: 416.631.5689 | holocaustcentre.com/mi-polin
Presented by FENTSTER, the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre as part of Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. Made possible by the Kultura Collective of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and many community partners.