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Indifference: The Sur-Rational Paintings of Fritz Hirschberger


Exhibition TypeTravelling exhibition
Event Date2000
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionIndifference is an exhibition made up of twenty paintings of intense colour and sentiment by contemporary artist and survivor Fritz Hirschberger. Accompanied by text that illuminates, explains or complements the work, his paintings are meant to counteract indifference and to confront viewers with perplexing and disturbing questions. Hirschberger, who lost most of his family, could not approach the Shoah as a subject of his art until well into his sixties. When he began to work on this topic, he did intensive research, and remains committed to historical accuracy and to presenting a human side to the tragedy by capturing individual moments.