Sunday, December 15, 2013
Holocaust Memorial Center
11:00 AM likely start time
This documentary explores Bak’s work and life through the lens of his childhood experiences. Born in 1933 in Vilna, Poland, young Samuel was declared a child prodigy. The happiness of his childhood came to an end, however, the day his family was marched into the Jewish Ghetto, changing his life and his artistic vision forever. Saved from the death camps by his father, the miracle of his survival became and still is a recurring theme in his art. Insightful interviews with the artist, Holocaust scholar Lawrence Langer, and Pucker Gallery director Bernard Pucker explore the unique and powerful visual vocabulary and iconography of Bak’s work, which is held in museums, galleries, and collections worldwide.
Canada, 2003, 48 minutes, colorRead More...