Curated by Dr. Alma Mikulinsky

Art Gallery of Windsor
August 5, 2021 to May 15, 2022

In 1967, while living in Italy, the Jewish Canadian artist Sorel Etrog was involved in a life-threatening car accident, breaking both legs and injuring his right hand. Shaken by the accident, Etrog began to explore the fragility of the human body through his artworks. Exhibiting more than half of AGW’s collection of Sorel Etrog’s work with loans from The Estate of Sorel Etrog, the show is the first exhibition to date exploring the impact of these life events on Etrog’s artistic practice, allowing viewers to consider a powerful body of work with new understanding. It is also the first exhibition in over 20 years to focus on Etrog's paintings and drawings, revealing another facet of this important artist's career.

Lead Sponsor: The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker.
Catalogue Sponsor: Chloe Danyliw Collection

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The flipbook for “The Steeple and The People” is now available for online viewing. The site-sensitive installation was created by Ydessa Hendeles, presented at St. Bonifaz Abbey, Munich, as part of “Tell me about yesterday tomorrow”, an exhibition by the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, November 28, 2019–October 18, 2020.

To view the flipbook, click here here. (requires full-screen viewing on computer)

Tell me about yesterday tomorrow
28 November, 2019 to 30 August, 2020

NS-Dokumentationszentrum München
Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism
Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1
D-80333 Munich, Germany

Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to announce Ydessa Hendeles's participation in the exhibition Tell me about yesterday tomorrow. The exhibition presents the history of National Socialism in Munich and the special role the city played in the Nazi dictatorship's system of terror. Over 40 contemporary artists have developed their works in close cooperation with the historians at the NS Documentation Centre to offer insight and poetic commentary on Germany's culture of remembrance, and to address the characteristics, impact and consequences of racism, genocide and dictatorship in their significance for the present.

For Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, artist Ydessa Hendeles has developed a site-specific installation in St. Bonifaz Abbey that enters into a dialogue with the venue to explore the forces of division and connection in widely held belief systems. Her large-scale composition of works of art, historical artifacts and photographs follows multiple narratives from German history, the artist's biography as the only child of Auschwitz survivors who emigrated to Canada in the early 1950s, and reflections on human nature in general. Hendeles's work amounts to an artistic dialectic for social change by proposing an alternative scenario for a sinister strand in history.

As a prelude to the exhibition opening, the installation will be made accessible to the public in the presence of the artist, the curators and Abbot Johannes Eckert on 26 November.


Writer and editor Anna Cipollone sat down for an interview with Barbara Edwards during the pandemic, for Invest in Style magazine, where she discussed her career as an art dealer and the move from Bathurst to King Street.

Read the full interview here here.


Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of BEC Project Space at 315 King St. West. The project space is an ongoing collaboration between Barbara Edwards Contemporary and the Chloe Danyliw Collection, committed to showcasing curated exhibitions of the highest calibre.

315 King St. West, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON
T 647 878 4444

by appointment only