DON’T FORGET TO PACK YOUR…UM, BREAD?!-AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
Packing only means one thing: vacation! This packer would not even leave a loaf of bread behind.
In all seriousness though, this is a photograph from a brilliant exhibit at the Yeshiva University Museum There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather, which is on view through August 28, 2011. Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.
Suitcase Reliqueries with preserved bread. Modified suitcase sculpture objects, each containing one dried and preserved modified loaf of bread sculpture, Preserved Bread Suitcase. Ten (10) vintage suitcases, without contents.