The publication “Widok zza bliska. Inne oblicza Zagłady” presents the results of a unique investigation on the post-war, “folk” art objects. The main question was: what does this form of art say about the Shoah, which took place in the area, not in large cities? What was noticed by the artists, what was remembered? Facing the dynamically developing discussion on the role of Polish rural areas in the processes of genocidal violence the authors of the project decided to take a closer look at art depictions beyond the dominating narrative on the Shoah in oder to check the amount of works depicting war, what is the place of the depictions of the Shoah in the broader war context, and ways of conducting a Holocaust narrative in this fairly unknown genre.
The authors participating in the meeting:
Roma Sendyka – Jagiellonian University professor, she works at the Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Research at the Jagiellonian University. Her research focuses on theory of literary and cultural research, especially visual culture and memory cultures. Currently she has been working on a theory of non-places of memory and visual resarch in the context of genocide.
Wojciech Wilczyk – photographer, poet, author of essays and critical texts on art, exhibition curator, lecturer at the Academy of Photography in Krakow. Author of documentary photography projects, a laureate of multiple photography competitions. From 2009 he is leading a blog: hipperrealizm.blogspot.com
Magdalena Zych – culture anthropologist, curator, graduate of the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. A curator at the Seweryn Udziela Etnographic Museum in Krakow where, since 2008, she has been conducting research projects.
Partner: Krytyka Polityczna
In Polish. Free admission.