“Remembrance” by Artemis Alcalay

The temporary art exhibition “Remembrance” by Artemis Alcalay, took place in the Museum’s Contemporary Art Gallery, thanks to the kind sponsorship of the Association of American Friends and lasted from November 1999 until January 2000. The artist used mixed media in an attempt to represent the fleeting and fragmented nature of memory. The combination of materials and objects used by Alcalay, testify to a personal approach to the Holocaust, the human aspect in life and the pain of loss, as seen through the objects. Using personal, family and historical memories, she explores themes such as destruction, separation, and absence, in a world that is at the same time both strangely tender and frightening.