New York artist Emily Hass, whose work was profiled on BSNPR in 2008, is included in the Jewish Museum’s first contemporary art show, commemorating the museum’s ten year anniversary, Heimatkunde. Hass’ mixed media work draws on archival architectural plans of her father’s family home on Altonaerstrasse, which was taken by the Nazis and subsequently destroyed during World War Two. The works included in this show are part of a larger project exploring the relationship between psychological space, architectural design and loss in Berlin Jewish history.
Hass was a 2010 artist-in-residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut and in 2009 was awarded the McCloy Fellowship in Art. Her artwork has been exhibited at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, can be seen through The Drawing Center Viewing Program and is sold through Pierogi Gallery Flat Files. Her series of five paintings, “Rosenthaler Str 1-5”, was published in the New York Times, to illustrate an Op-Ed written by Bono to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall. She has graduate degrees in psychology and design from Harvard University.
For more images from this series and to see other work, please go to the artist’s website.