Fabric of Survival
Mar 14, 2015
KANEKO | 1111 Jones St
Produced in collaboration with the Institute for Holocaust Education, Fabric of Survival will be on display at KANEKO from Jan. 15–March 14, 2015.
Admission to this exhibition is FREE and open to the public. Join us for the FIBER Opening Reception on Feb. 6 from 6–9 p.m. Register by clicking the “Register Now” button above.
In 1942, when Jewish residents of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s Polish village were ordered by Nazis to report to a nearby train station, 15-year-old Esther Nisenthal fled, with her parents’ blessing with her 13-year-old sister Mania. Hiding with non-Jewish friends in the forest, Esther and Mania ultimately created new identities, posing as Polish Catholic farm girls, hiding in plain sight of the Gestapo.
In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz began creating works of fabric art to tell her story. Trained as a seamstress, but with no training in art, she ultimately created 36 remarkable fabric pictures of strong, vivid images and folk-art realism, meticulously stitching the narrative of her story beneath each picture.
Admission to this exhibition during normal gallery hours is FREE and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday, 1–5 p.m.