We have a pleasure to invite you to 'I open my eyes there's no one' exhibition
opening, 5th of December, Cruickshank Botanic Garden at 11am.
Exhibition I open my eyes there’s no one is dedicated to Jewish
artists working in the copy-making studio located in the Bialystok ghetto
during World War II. We know their stories from the memories and graphics of
Izaak Celnikier, a Jewish painter born in Poland, who survived.
The exhibition will be held at the Cruickshank Botanic Garden,
courtesy of the University of Aberdeen.
Polish Association Aberdeen – the organiser,
Marta Surowiec – the originator and author of the exhibition,
Ewa Rogalewska, Zuzanna Benesz-Goldfinger, Joanna Tomalska-Więcek and
Jolanta Szczygieł-Rogowska – co-authors of the exhibition.
The exhibition was preceded by a multi-month query covering the
collections of museums, archives and private collections in Poland, Germany,
Israel, the United States and France. The exhibition includes materials from
the collections of Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum, Art Department Museums
Division, Yad Vashem, Bundesarchiv - Federal Archives, National Museum in
Warsaw, The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw,
Archives of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Historical Museum, branch of
the Podlasie Museum in Bialystok
Bialystok Cultural Centre, private collections, including family
collections of Mrs. Anne Szulmajster Celnikier, wife of Izaak Celnikier and
Mr. Jacob Celnikier, son of the artist.
The partners of the project are:
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh
Polish Cultural Institute in London
Big Lottery Awards For All
Aberdeen City Council
University of Aberdeen.
The exhibition I open my eyes there’s no one is part of the Holocaust
Memorial Day 2022 celebration.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on Sunday, 5 December
2021 at 11:00 am. The exhibition will be open to the public and stay open
until 28 February 2022.