Discover How Holocaust Heroes Created a Zine as a Method of Artistic Activism
Vedem Underground: The Secret Boys Magazine deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using a combination of pop-art graphics, drawings and paintings, and the prose and poetry of teenage prisoners in the Terezin Ghetto, the exhibit breaks down the 83 weekly issues totaling the 800 pages of Vedem.
Vedem Underground enlarges the intimate scale of the original publication while mixing and matching works of art with poetry and prose to create a collage in which Vedem is reinterpreted as a work of artistic activism that remains as relevant today as it did more than 70 years ago.
The exhibit includes dynamic wall panels, vinyl art or custom vinyl wallpaper, a ceiling banner and four videos. Also included are 56 high-end facsimile of artifacts, ephemera, the 800 pages of the original Vedem's magazine and four videos of never before seen footage.
The exhibit is complemented by an innovative workshop which combines creative activism with a journalism lesson. The workshop is designed to teach middle- through college students both the historic context of Vedem and the art of creating a 'zine, or hand- made magazine, as a symbol of creative expression, and a way to explore one's identity through socially-engaged creativity.
At Whispering Winds Apartments in Pearland, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Czech Center Museum
4920 San Jacinto Street
Houston, Texas 77004