Meeting with Hagar Cygler, part of the winter edition of Artist in Residence program
During her residency at POLIN Museum, Hagar Cygler will collect objects and images from local flea markets, searching for items that are waiting to be appreciated and remembered anew. At a meeting held at POLIN Museum as part of the Artist in Residence program, the artist will talk about her project.
5 February 2017, 6.30 PM, free admission
As a person of Polish and Israeli roots, Hagar Cygler feels that the connection to the Jewish-Polish history is embedded deep inside her. Having realized that she knew more on the collective memory than on her own family’s legacy, Hagar wants to re-evaluate the history by telling it through personal narratives and vernacular items, using them to reflect on how they shape personal and collective memory in the present.
The meeting will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into Polish.
Dr Tamara Sztyma-Knasiecka, exhibition curator at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, will host the meeting.
More on the artist:
Hagar Cygler is an Israeli artist, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2006. She is now completing an M.A. degree in Photography and Media at the California Institute of the Arts.
In 2014, Hagar released an artistic album titled Hana, in 2012 she was a resident at the Greatmore Studio in Cape Town, South Africa. Her works were exhibited at numerous collective shows, i.a. at the 7th Biennale of Pottery at the Museum of the Land of Israel in Tel-Aviv (2013), the International Festival of Photography in Israel (2014), and the 4th Biennale of Drawing organised by the Artists’ House Gallery in Jerusalem (2010).
Photography is a point of departure in Hagar’s work; her artistic oeuvre, however, is much broader than that. The artist seeks ways to create multimedia artworks which would combine techniques of organisation, craftwork, audio-visual material and ready-made objects.
The activity “Open Museum – Education in Action” is carried out within the project “Jewish Cultural Heritage”, component “Faces of Diversity”. Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.