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follow link The Pensacola Museum of Art hosted a reception for the exhibition “What Remains of the Day – Memories of World War II” on Friday.  

lasix versus hydrochlorothiazide More than 80 people attended the reception to view the photographs and meet the artist, Gesche Würfel.

follow site The exhibition includes portraits and audio interviews with Holocaust survivors, Germans and Allied troops, as well as photographs of the landscape where critical events happened during the war.

follow Würfel teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a recognized contemporary artist. Her previous work has been displayed in contemporary art museums around the world, but the Pensacola Museum of Art is the first to display this exhibition. Würfel met with guests and enjoyed light refreshments before her interview with Amy Bowman-McElhone, Director and Chief Curator. During the interview, Würfel described her photography and her inspiration for the project.

viagra covered by medicare drug plan “I wanted to work on something about the Holocaust because it is close to my heart,” Würfel said.  “Being from Germany, I have a relationship, personally, with what happened after the war and my family’s involvement.”

how to buy cialis soft cheap Würfel’s family involvement in the war made her curious about the landscape and the remnants that were left behind.

free levitra prescription “My artwork shows traces of what is left behind,” Würfel said. “When I visited these places, they didn’t look like this then, but you can still feel the presence of the atrocities.”

Würfel talked about her portraits of Holocaust survivors and said she was scared when she started the interview process.

“It’s surprising how forgiving they were,” Würfel said. “They just want their message to be heard.”

The interviews with the survivors can be heard in the second gallery of the exhibition.  The gallery also includes portraits of the survivors and a short description about each person.

Würfel said the process of her interviews started with a standardized questionnaire which often led to further conversations about their personal stories.

The exhibition has grabbed the attention of visitors because of its ability to evoke people’s emotions.

“The context of the exhibit is emotionally powerful and moving,” said UWF graduate student Spenser Andrade. “The overexposed photographs capture the remnants of World War II and the Holocaust in an eerie, faded plane.”

The purpose of this exhibit was to create a connection between past and present. Würfel says the overexposure of the photographs represents how memories fade and that we must remember in order to learn and grow.

“The worst we can do is forget, misremember, or deny these tragic events,” Andrade said.  “Memory can be evanescent.”