october, 2021

202122oct(oct 22)12:00 am202229apr(apr 29)11:59 pmThe Museum of Jewish Heritage | 10/22/21 - 04/29/22 | Nothing To Do But To Try | Boris Lurie | Tribeca

Time

October 22 (Friday) 12:00 am - April 29 (Friday) 11:59 pm

Location

The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Edmond J. Safra Plaza 36 Battery Place New York 10280 United States

Organizer

The Museum of Jewish Heritage Edmond J. Safra Plaza 36 Battery Place New York 10280 United States

Event Details

Art Exhbition
The Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza 36 Battery Place New York 10280 United States

10/22/21-04/29/22

Centered around his earliest work the so-called War Series as well as never-before-exhibited objects and ephemera from Lurie’s personal archive the exhibition presents a portrait of an artist reckoning with devastating trauma haunting memories and an elusive lifelong quest for freedom. In drawing together artistic practice and historical chronicle Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try is fertile new territory for the Museum of Jewish Heritage offering a survivor’s searing visual testimony within a significant art historical context.
“I try my first oil painting on a plywood board. The paints are difficult to manage and very messy. I think I am doing very badly but then I try again: maybe I am not doing so badly. …But since no one taught me anything about art there is nothing to do but to try.” – Boris Lurie
“Nothing to do but to try” are words from Lurie’s own memoir exemplifying the eternal quests of his life and his art: to survive as the ultimate act of creation and to create as the ultimate act of survival.

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