ORGAN THING: Today, on Holocaust Memorial Day, we once again take a look back at a rather powerful piece of art from Rebecca Feiner’s granddaughter Rebecca Feiner…

Rebecca Feiner – installation at Chinese Open, London, 2015

On Holocaust memorial day, we can think of nothing more powerful here in East London than to revisit our piece from this day last year. I do like the idea of artist Rebecca Feiner walking the street today with a quiet smile on her face today and we make no apology for once again revisiting her piece of Art we first encountered at one of those car park shows in 2015, a piece that has remained in my head ever since, the tale of how Rebecca Feiner’s grandmother, then a young girl from London, ended up a victim of the Holocaust in Auschwitz. Rebecca’s piece really is very personal and very very powerful piece of. I honestly don’t know how unique her grandmother’s story of how a young Londoner’s marriage lead to her living in Belgium before the outbreak of war is, but I shall take a walk around East London today and think of both Rebecca and her grandaughter the aryist who shares her name and who lives and work on the same streets as her grandmother once did. The piece we ean last year…

ORGAN THING: Today, on Holocaust Memorial Day, we take a look back at a rather powerful piece of art from Rebecca Feiner’s granddaughter Rebecca Feiner…

Today’s Organ Thing of The Day is a look back to a very powerful piece of art we encountered as part of the 2015 Chinese Open here in London, an installation piece by East London artist Rebecca Feiner, I woke up thinking about this piece this morning. Today, Monday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day… read on

Rebecca Feiner – installation at Chinese Open, London, 2015

I really am sorry we don’t have better photos of the piece. Hopefully one day we will getto see the piece again.

I always found this piece by Rebecca Feiner to be very very powerful, I do wish I had some better photos, I tool these at the time, we were both taking part in the show together, a big group show in a multi-storey carpark in West London, Rebecca hadn’t made a big fuss about the piece, no big fanfare, she kind of quietly installed the piece, left it there for people to quietly read and then, like the rest of us artists, quietly took the piece away again – I guess the piece is stored in her studio now, I;d love to see it again We did cover it on these pages and remark on how powerful it was back in 2015.

If I have the story correct, Rebecca Feiner, an artist who currently lives and works in East London, had a grandmother who she was named after, Rebecca’s grandmother Rebecca Feiner also lived and worked in East London before the war, her family had a shop down by Petticoat Lane, Rebecca married and moved to Belgium to live with her husband and family in the 1930’s, you can probably guess the rest, Rebecca didn’t survive, one of the few British Jews who ended up in the death camps during the war.

Rebecca Feiner is a very active East London artist, she’s always smiling. Rebecca is an active part of the East London Community, and as the piece of art from 2015 says, Rebecca Feiner is still living and working and walking the streets of East London, Rebecca is an artist who “walks the same streets of East London”, her studio is in Tower Hamlets, she regularly exhibits and curates shows in East London, she does have a brilliant smile. I think of that piece of art quite a lot, I woke up thinking about it this morning. I wish we had better photos of the piece, it was a privilege to take part in that show and exhibit a piece of mine next to it, if I remember rightly Rebecca’s piece is called “Still Here”, it is hard to take in those numbers but it is very east to think of Rebecca Feiner today . (sw)

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