Nelly Agassi and Miroslaw Balka at Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, Moscow

Nelly Agassi and Miroslaw Balka take part in the group exhibition ‘(Not) a Good Time for Love. Love Stories of the Holocaust Survivors’ at the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center in Moscow. The project is based on the recently published diaries, memoirs and biographies of the concentration camps prisoners, Jewish guerrillas and members of the political underground as well as their children, grandchildren and invited biographers. The exhibition chooses love and care in the times of the Holocaust in search of new perspectives on the traumatizing experience and new language to represent individual memories. ‘(Not) a Good Time for Love’ is an attempt to explore the role of the contemporary art museum in the development of the memory culture. How do we transform a collective memory into spontaneous and sacred event? How does contemporary art state the value of the individual experience of the Holocaust victims? How do we transform the memorial ritual of visiting the Holocaust exhibitions into collective empathy experience? January 28 – May 15, 2020.