Toronto Antiques on King helps bring Koffler Art Exhibition to Life Toronto Antiques on King and the Cynthia Findlay Collection is playing a key role in helping to recreate a Jewish home from 1920s Berlin for the multi-media art installation "Augustrasse 25."
News-Antique.com - Apr 20,2010 - TORONTO, ON April 20, 2010 - Toronto Antiques on King has an important role in E.C. Woodley's "Augustrasse 25," a multi-media art installation recreating a typical 1920s secular Jewish living-room in Berlin, held by The Koffler Gallery. The recreation uses many antique items from Toronto Antiques on King and the Cynthia Findlay Collection. The installation will take place off-site at the historic Kiever Synagogue at 25 Bellevue Street in Kensington Market from April 22 to May 30, 2010.
A room in the Kiever Synagogue will be transformed into a secular space representative of a middle-class Jewish domestic environment from between the world wars. Toronto Antiques on King provided typical middle-European home furnishings and accessories, as would have been seen in Berlin in the 1920s. An Art Deco bookcase, a silver tea set and pieces of art glass are among some of the antique objects borrowed from Toronto Antiques on King to help make this art installation be faithful to the time period.
Toronto Antiques on King owner Cynthia Findlay was particularly drawn to this project. "When (curator) Mona Filip contacted me about the exhibit, I knew that it was something special and that we were in the unique position of being able to provide them with a great resource for the recreation. Our extensive collection of antiques includes many authentic housewares and art objects from the era."
The opening reception will take place Thursday, April 22, 7-9pm and includes an Artist Talk with E.C. Woodley at 7:30pm. Admission to the exhibit is free and exhibition hours are Sunday to Thursday, 12-3pm and 4-7pm.
About Toronto Antiques on King and the Cynthia Findlay Collection:
The collection covers almost all genres of antiques, with a particular focus on fine silver, art glass, porcelain and ceramics, decorative art, as well as antique and estate jewellery. With a 6000 square foot retail space in the heart of Toronto's fabulous Entertainment District, a constantly expanding online store, a strong presence at antique and jewellery shows all over North America, and services that range from personal shopping to prop rentals for magazines and film, Toronto Antiques on King and the Cynthia Findlay Collection is a trusted leader in the antique, jewellery, and decorative arts community worldwide. Cynthia Findlay's fabulous store attracts locals, tourists, designers, international customers and celebrities alike. The store is open every day from 10am to 6pm (closed Mondays).
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