The island of Djerba, in southern Tunisia, is home to one of the oldest and most famous synagogues in the world, the Ghriba. The community around this synagogue, whose existence is accounted for since the Middle Ages, was documented by Jacques Pérez in 1979-1980, in a series of colorful photographs that illustrate their ancestral traditions.
Invited by the mahJ, Mili Pecherer presents We will not be the last of our kind, a new computer-generated image film where the story of the Deluge intertwines with more personal concerns about wandering, the quest for meaning, ecology, or the dialogue between humans and the animal world.
Featuring some 180 photographs, including series never previously exhibited, "The Trials and Tribulations of Erwin Blumenfeld, 1930-1950" exhibition focuses on the photographer’s most fertile period. It also casts new light on his vision of art and his life during the Second World War.
The mahJ will be showing the first exhibition entirely devoted to Pierre Dac (1893-1975). More than 250 family archive documents and excerpts from films and television and radio programmes will highlight the life and work of this master of the absurd, one of the founder figures of contemporary French humour.