University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


  • Edward Hillel :
  • Edward Hillel - Gallery II

    Edward Hillel - Gallery II

    Temoin-Repetition. Witness-Repetition

    repetition #4

    Répétition no.4 (Résonances/Berlin 1996) 16 photographies 20 x 30 cm chague marouflés sur Altuglus noir dimension 130 x 90 x 2 cm.

    temoin #9

    Témoin no.9/Répétition II,G.E.II 10,23, G.E.VI 23,25,36 (Oscar Lowenstein de Witt)

    temoin #4

    Témoin no.4/Répétition VII,G.E.III 16,17,20,21 (Elizabeth Grieffenhagen)

    temoin #5

    Témoin no.5/Répétition IX,G.E.VI 35,36a (Franz von Hammerstein)

    temoin #14

    Témoin no.14/Répétition X,G.E.VI 13,14, (Agnes Hartel)

    temoin #19

    Témoin no.19/Répétition XII,G.E.VI 1,2,3, (H. Guckes)

    temoin #8

    Témoin no.8/Répétition XIII,G.E.VI 17,18 (Artur Brauner)


    Répétition (Kurt Piehl) 125 x 100 x 8 cm. Phtograpghies, bois.

    temoin #3

    Témoin no.3/Répétition XV,G.E.IV 32, G.E.VII 7 (Hans Frankenthal)

    temoin #3

    Témoin no.3/Répétition XI,G.E.VI 31,32 (Hans Frankenthal)

    temoin #12

    Témoin no.12/Répétition I,1996. 175 x 140 x 8cm. Neuf Photographies Agfacolor, bois (Kurt Piehl)


    temoin #2

    Témoin no.2/TV portrait IV, 1996. 88 x 108 cm. Photographie Agfacolor (Ilse Assmann)

    temoin #2

    Témoin no.2/TV portrait IV, 1996. 88 x 108 cm. Photographie Agfacolor (Rosemarie Reichwein)

    temoin #7

    Témoin no.7/TV portrait IV, 1996. 88 x 108 cm. Photographie Agfacolor (Kurt Julius Goldstein)

    temoin #4

    Témoin no.4/TV portrait IV, 1996. 88 x 108 cm. Photographie Agfacolor (Ralph Giordano)

    temoin #4

    Témoin no.4/Répétition XIV,G.E.4 (Ralph Giordano)

    temoin #5

    Témoin no.5/TV portrait IV, 1996. 88 x 108 cm. Photographie Agfacolor (Franz von Hammerstein)

    temoin #8

    Témoin no.8/Répétition III,G.E.IV 36 (Artur Brauner)

    Facades: A Mixed-Media Photographic Installation About Memory and Place

    The word "Façade" refers to surfaces or illusions. While exposing something, a façade often camouflages or hides something else. The series Façades (dyptichs) evolved in the process of my accumulating two parallel archives: collecting historical photographs from World War II  and the Holocaust, while traveling around Europe photographing its beautiful monuments, landscapes and creations. Each diptych brings together one image from each group. The contemporary photographs are interpreted in brilliant glossy color chromes while the historical monochrome photographs are digitally printed on mirror-like mylar material. The viewer sees himself and others reflect and disappear inside these life-size images.  The outdoors may reflect in through gallery windows, as do other elements present in the exhibition space, bringing in the immediate environment into play. The viewer is suspended between the power and beauty of the image surface and the difficult emotions of its content, as he becomes a participant-observer in a refractive game of presence and absence, remembering and forgetting.

    facade IV

    Priz Albert Strasse. Facade IV 1996. 16 photos color. 120 x 160cm.

    facade I

    Facade I. Photo on Aluminium. 100 x 128cm.

    facade II

    Paris 1942-1992. Facade II. 1997

    facade IX

    Facade IX. 107 x 136 cm. 1995-97.

    facade VII

    Wall Facade VII. 100 x 128cm. 1997.

    facade V

    The Star of Philip Johnson Facade V. 116 x 127cm. 1997

    facade X

    Geneology/Facade X. 116 x 127cm.  1995-97.