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H: AN EXHIBITION BY GIL YEFMAN

H19 August-28 October 2013, The Container, Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition H, at The Container in Tokyo, marks Israeli artist Gil Yefmanís debut exhibition in Japan and has been developed specifically for Japanese viewers and local context. The exhibition, which deals with sexual violence during the Holocaust, is the result of the artist's unique artistic creativity, as well as research he has conducted for the last several years. "H" as a symbol in Japan (pronounce "echi") represents a condition of a sexual nature, associated with notions of the explicit and the perverse.

As part of his effort to understand the details of the Nazis' system of brothels, the artist met with Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth and Dr. Rochelle Saidel of Remember the Women Institute, and co-editors of Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust. They contributed an essay (PDF 93K) to the bilingual Japanese-English exhibition catalogue.

This show, which includes Yefman's magnificently crocheted sculpture and performance art by the artist, as well as his other innovative and evocative creations, is the first in a series of exhibitions to be shown internationally.

For a recent interview with artist Gil Yefman, please see Elephant Magazine.

Learn more about Gil Yefman and his work with Remember the Women Institute.

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