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Arts programming around DC, Maryland and Virginia brought to you by JxJ’s partner organizations.

NOAH BREUER: CABBAGE (Art Exhibition)

October 27, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Reception

Friday, November 5, 2021 (Free and open to the public)

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street

Rockville, MD, 20850

In the lexicon of tailors and seamstresses, the word “cabbage” refers to the pieces of cloth cuttings leftover in the process of creating custom garments and traditionally kept as perquisites by the dressmakers. Making clothing entirely from these leftover scraps was common among these clothiers and sometimes fashionable.

In his exhibition at VisArts, Noah Breuer has employed a similar methodology, creating wholly new artworks by utilizing a collection of sample swatches and pattern designs taken from the Czech archives of his Jewish family’s pre-war textile business. Through his process of digital reclamation and reassembly, Breuer resurrects fragments of his lost ancestors’ visual legacy, creating something new, tangible, and deeply personal in the process. The artworks in this exhibition include prints on paper and fabric, sculptural glass and low-relief paper casts made from scraps of cotton.

THE MAN WITHOUT A WORLD – Sneak Preview

Sunday, November 14, 4:30 PM

AFI Silver Spring: 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

With live musical accompaniment, performing a newly composed score, by Donald Sosin (piano) and Alicia Svigals (klezmer violin)

The Man Without A World is a moving, comic melodrama set in a typical shtetl (village) in Poland. Contemporary filmmaker Eleanor Antin made this star-crossed romance in 1991 as an homage to the silent era and a love letter to her mother, a former actress in the Yiddish theater.

THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS [DIE STADT OHNE JUDEN]

Sunday, November 14, 7:00 PM

AFI Silver Spring: 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

With live musical accompaniment, performing a newly composed score,  by Donald Sosin (piano) and Alicia Svigals (klezmer violin)

Previously thought lost, 1924’s The City Without Jews follows the political and personal consequences of an anti-Semitic law passed in the Austrian city of Utopia (a thinly-disguised stand-in for Vienna), forcing all Jews to leave the country.