Title

An interview with Barak Olins, 39, who is a professor at the Maine College of Ar

Authors

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

9-2007

Pages

37, 74-77

Abstract

An interview with Barak Olins, 39, who is a professor at the Maine College of Art and a celebrated baker. His new show at Whitney Art Works in Portland grew out a proposal he made to the World Council at Auschwitz. Olins suggested temporarily using bricks from the Birkenau crematorium to build ovens in which he would bake bread to give to visitors as a disturbing communion rite. Although his request was not granted, he has not abandoned the idea, and is working on related projects. He discusses his baking and how his visceral response to repairing the interior of his brick oven prompted his idea.

Subjects

Artists, Holocaust, Whitney Art Works Portland, Olins, Barak

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