Tell me about yesterday tomorrow

28 November, 2019 to 30 August, 2020
Opening: 27 November, 7pm
Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen

NS-Dokumentationszentrum M√ľnchen
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.

Heroes, Ghosts and Dreams

Winnipeg Art Gallery
12 April to 11 August, 2019

Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to announce Tony Scherman's exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The exhibition features works from several series, including: About 1789, About 1865, The Junkies, and Difficult Women. Also displayed is a group of smaller easel works, including flower, still life, and animal paintings, genres which individually engage the artist between his larger series. Two other large-scale portraits, one of the artist and one of his wife Margaret, complete the arrangement. Drawn from the WAG and private collections, this group of paintings spans the last 40 years of the artist's production.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba



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
T 647 878 4444

Gallery Hours: open by appointment