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FENTSTER

Shellie Zhang, A Place for Wholesome Amusement,
Shellie Zhang, A Place for Wholesome Amusement, 2018. Installation photo by Morris Lum.

FENTSTER (meaning “window” in Yiddish) is an independent, artist-run exhibition space located in the storefront window of the grassroots Jewish community, Makom. Fentster presents rotating, site-specific installations of contemporary art connected to the Jewish experience. Visit 24/7!

Image: New York’s Sandcatchers play a sidewalk concert in front of FENTSTER’s Mandel’s Dreamery installation, Summer 2016.

Address: 402 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1S8
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Prism: A Convening for Jewish Artists of Colour

March 16, 2021

An online gathering for creatives and culture makers by Jews of Colour for Jews of Colour.

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Art and Artists on Being Black and Jewish

December 2, 2020

A dynamic group of Canadian and U.S. artists who identify as Black and Jewish come together for an unparalleled conversation on art and identity.

Archived

Witness: Sidewalk Soiree

October 13, 2020

Get close to the art while remaining physically distanced. Swing by and meet Toronto-based photo-video artist Ella Cooper from the sidewalk. Sign up for a limited time slot.

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A Window into Jewish Arts & Culture: A Virtual Tour of the FENTSTER Gallery

August 27, 2020

As a window gallery, FENTSTER is the most public Jewish art space in Canada operating 24/7 year-round, even during the global lockdown.

Related Exhibitions

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Rachel Miller: Between the Suns

January 25, 2021

-May 21, 2021

A new, site-specific installation referencing the immigrant experience, environmental fragility, and resilience. Artist Rachel Miller creates a textured, tapestry-like assemblage from repurposed and natural materials taking inspiration from Jewish folk art and speaking to the urgent need for ecological healing.

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Witness

September 25, 2020

-January 21, 2021

The site-specific installation, by Toronto-based photo-video artist Ella Cooper, features a self-portrait series, presenting faces of grief and sorrow through the lens of a mixed race artist of Jewish heritage.

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What Will Remain

April 26, 2020

-September 21, 2020

A recreated stained glass window by Toronto artist Robert Davidovitz in the FENTSTER window gallery honours familial and artistic lineages.

Window Gallery

Mezuzah Okno

October 1, 2019

-April 24, 2020

The artist duo behind the internationally successful Warsaw-based Judaica company MI POLIN create a new site-specific art installation for the FENTSTER window gallery in downtown Toronto.
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