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Conversations at MOCA: Memory and Identity: A Reflection on “My Name is Maryan”.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy present: Memory and Identity: A Reflection on “My Name is Maryan”

The Polish-born artist who came to be known as Maryan grew up in a traditional, working-class Jewish family, before being captured by the Nazis and imprisoned at various forced labor camps, as well as the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. The sole survivor of his family, the young artist shed his name after the War and became Maryan in a radical act of self-definition. His iconoclastic, ground-breaking work, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, speaks simultaneously of traumatic loss and the resilience of the human spirit. Join us for a walk-through of this powerful exhibition followed by an inspiring conversation, as our panel of scholars explores the multiple and profound connections between Maryan’s biography and oeuvre and the concepts of identity and memory.

Panelists:

Dr. Helen Sachs Chaset, board member, Miami Dade Holocaust Survivors

Dr. Luna Goldberg, Education Manager, Jewish Museum of Florida, FIU

Dr. Rebecca Friedman, Director, Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, FIU

 

The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Martin Palouš, Director, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy at FIU.

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