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Exhibition History & Bibliography

Exhibition history:

2011 Zavod Celeia Celje, Celje, Slovenia Continuity
2010 Kunsthalle Exnergasse-WUK, Vienna, Austria
Bless my homeland forever. I, too, will try to forget…
2010 Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany
Der Offene Garten
2009 Hebrew Union College Museum, New York City
2005 The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2000 University Art Gallery, Staller Center at Stony Brook, Jewishness at the Crossroads (three screen slide projection), curated by Nicholas Mirzoeff
1999 Chatham College, Pittsburgh Global Focus; Helmbrechts walk, 1998 (work in progrss)

Additional bibliography:


Sendyka, Roma, A Journey, the Pain of Others, and Historical Experience: Susan Silas (English version) RIHA Jouranl, Special Issue: Contemporary Art and Memory, December, 31, 2014

Pires Quintais, Ana Tracing an Absent Memory: Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Everything is Illuminated' and Susan Silas's 'Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003', ACADEMIA, May 2014

Lockemann, Bettina, The Power of Place: Photographing the Holocaust Today, Helsinki Photomedia 2014

Somogyi, Zsófia, Susan Silas: Helmbrechts walk (In Hungarian) YouTube, 2014

Thiessen-Schneider, Gudrun, 20 Jahre, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, 2014 (Anniversary exhibition catalogue)

2011 Zsofia, Somogyi, A halál elótt és után, Fotómúvészet, December 2011.

Denson, G. Roger Holocaust and Redemption in the Photography of Susan Silas Huffington Post 4/5/2011

2010 Kaplan, Brett Ashley Landscapes of Holocaust Postmemory (chapter 5) Routledge 2011 Bless my homeland forever. I, too, will try to forget… Susanne Jäger 9/25/2010

2007 Kaplan, Brett On "Helmbrechts walk" Camera Austria International vol. 98/2007 (feature article wtih 8 pages of illustrations), editor Christine Frisinghelli

Kaplan, Brett Ashley Unwanted Beauty; Aesthetic Pleasure in Holocaust Representation. University of Illinois Press (with illustrations)

2005 Feinstein, Stephen (editor) Absence/Presence; Critical Essays on the Artistic Memory of the Holocaust Syracuse University Press (with illustrations)

Kaplan, Brett Ashely Helmbrechts walk 1998 - 2003, Exhibition brochure, The Koffler Gallery, Nov 2005

2002 Apel, Dora Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of Secondary Witnessing, Rutgers University Press

2000 Braff, Phyllis Intersecting Identities; Jewishness at the Crossroads, The New York Times, 10 December 2000

Grants and donations:

Memorial Foundation For Jewish Culture
The Lee and Lawrence J. Ramer Foundation
The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation
Mr. Tibor Baan
Ms. Ronalee E. Galbut
Mrs. Richard Gold
Ms. Deborah Kass
Mr. Isaac Pollak

Donations in kind:

Agfa Division of Bayer Corporation
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Duggal Color Lab

Special thanks to:

Alvin Trenk
(for funding the initial research for this project)
Alfonso Rutigliano
(for endless translations and the gift of his time)
Daniel Goldhagen
(for providing the trial transcript of Alois Dörr)
Rebecca Bodicky
(my intern and travel assistant)
Beth Aviv
(for generous editorial support)

for general inquiries please contact:

for more information please see:

Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, 2010
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