30 sierpnia 2015

Final Project POLIN Meeting Point

The POLIN Meeting Point program is coming to an end. Come and meet the participants!

70 years after the end of World War II, we ask what the “landscape after the battle” looked like. We are looking for answers to this question in the multiplicity of narratives about the end of World War II, in the national perspectives of Poland, Germany, and Israel. We are faced with triumphant “monumental” history and the personal stories of ordinary people: Jews, Israelis, Poles, and Germans.

Students who were born in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, from three countries, Germany, Poland, and Israel, were invited to participate in the program. The end of World War II is, in their case, a borrowed experience, a part of the of collective memory passed from generation to generation.

During two weeks in Poland at the POLIN  Museum participants explored the issues related to the end of the Second World War as a broad research problem. They learned interdisciplinary tools in the study of history and how to approach this complicated topic intersecting Israeli-Polish-German memory.

In preparing their own artistic project under the guidance of the artist-curators - Krystyna Piotrowska and Yael Levi Vishnizki – the participants confronted in turn their own memory, experience, and cultural baggage. They faced the question of whether or not the memory of 1945 is, for them, an important point in history. They sought inspiration in conceptualizing and preforming art. They tried to express their answer in work involving various media: photography, video art, and action with space and the body. The resulting projects “open” so that we are able to invite the public to a joint discussion on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

For more information on the program please look here.

August 30th 2015, at 17:30. Meeting in Polish and English, free admission.

This event is a part of Warszawa Singera Festival.

The implementation of the project is possible due to the support of Nissenbaum Family Foundation.

Organizer of Warszawa Singera Festival: