The Objects Of Love
The Objects of Love
13 September 2023 - 28 November 2023
92nd Street New York - Weill Art Gallery
Please visit 92NY website for updated information.
Holocaust Awareness Ireland is delighted to present The Objects of Love exhibition by Oliver Sears at the 92NY in New York. Opening on 13th September 7pm, this poignant exhibition tells the fate of individual lives torn asunder in Nazi-occupied Poland and beyond.
Launching in 92NY’s Weill Art Gallery with a conversation between Oliver Sears and Daniel Mendelsohn, award-winning author and critic, the exhibition runs until 28th November 2023 with further talks and conversations.
Told through a curated collection of precious family objects, photographs and documents, London born, Dublin based art dealer, Oliver Sears vividly brings to life this extreme edge of European history where his mother Monika and grandmother Kryszia are the beating hearts of an epic and intimate story of love, loss, and survival.
Originally Presented in association with the Office of Public Works, Holocaust Awareness Ireland is honoured to be part of 92NY’s 150th year celebration, bringing The Objects of Love to a New York City institution, incomparable for its contribution to art, culture and politics.
Please see 92NY website for information on further talks and conversations.
In an immersive audio guide, visitors are invited to listen to Oliver Sears narrate the lives of his mother Monika and grandmother Kryszia in an epic story of love, loss, and survival. Using the fragments hidden away and saved through a period of nearly unimaginable horror and violence, The Objects of Love is a record of a family tenaciously refusing to let its story — and its sense of human dignity — be wiped away. At once a powerful document of witness and a bulwark against a rising tide of contemporary antisemitic sentiment, The Objects of Love is a multi-sensory storytelling experience that commands attention with the most fragile and ephemeral materials — materials that have, against all odds, survived erasure.
The exhibition was originally launched at Dublin Castle by HAI advisory member Lenny Abrahamson in January 2022. It showed for over 5 months to great acclaim. Please see our media page to read press coverage.