THE JEWISH MUSEUM VIENNA ON INTERNATIONAL COURT:
ERICH LESSING. ANDREW MEZVINSKY
JAN 20, 2016 – MAR, 18, 2016
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
The two exhibitions LESSING PRESENTS LESSING, works by noted photographer Erich Lessing and A GOOD DAY, a multimedia installation by Andrew Mezvinsky based on Primo Levi's account of survival in Auschwitz tour the US in 2015/16.
With their work, both artists embrace generations, cultures, and traditions, yet they claim very distinct artistic positions; Andrew Mezvinsky is a young Jewish-American artist who was born in Philadelphia. Having travelled the world, Mezvinsky chose the city of Vienna to be his center of life and creative work five years ago. Erich Lessing fled Vienna for Palestine in 1939 and returned to Vienna in 1945. As a photojournalist for the Associated Press in 1947, a full member of Magnum Photos and chronicler of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising against Soviet occupation, he became one of the most important Austrian and well reputed international photographers.