A New Life for Inherited Objects: The Art of Evy Cohen
27 May 6:00 pm
The eminent Greek-Jewish Haimaki Cohen family has been much in the news lately, following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As many people will now be aware, his mother Princess Alice, at considerable risk to herself, chose to give refuge to several members of that family in her Athens residence during World War Two, and in 1994 was designated ‘Righteous among the Nations’ by Yad Vashem, at a ceremony attended by her son, the first member of the British Royal Family to pay a visit to the State of Israel.
Artist Evy Cohen, now based in France, will tell the remarkable story of her family’s survival in Nazi-occupied Greece but also for the first time talk about the artworks, comprised of photography and glass (many of them works-in-progress), she has recently created in response to her family history, as well as to broader issues of memory, uprooting and loss.
This event is held in partnership with the AJR.