Negotiating Art, Memory and the Holocaust in Contemporary Poland Dr. Roman Nieczyporowski of the Gdansk Academy of Fine Arts

Negotiating Art, Memory and the Holocaust in Contemporary Poland Dr. Roman Nieczyporowski of the Gdansk Academy of Fine Arts

Activity information

Activity type: Public activity

Organisation name: Priseman Seabrook

Address:
National Holocaust Centre and Museum
Edge Road
Laxton, Nottinghamshire
NG22 0PA
United Kingdom

Dr. Roman Nieczyporowski is a lecturer at the Gdansk Academy of Fine Arts specialising in 'The History and Theories of Contemporary Art and Culture'. During January-February 2020 he will be touring the UK presenting a new talk titled ‘Art and the Memory of the Holocaust’. In his lecture, Roman, (who is Swedish-Polish) explores his own views and experience of being one of less than 4,000 identifying Jewish people currently living in Poland and examines the cultural legacy of living in the country which was forced to pay host to the Nazi concentration camps. He will discuss in depth how this legacy is negotiated in the Polish national psyche today through the establishment of memorials and he will survey art produced in its wake by major European artists such as Joseph Beuys, Maciej Świeszewski and Zoran Mušič.

Organiser Name

Robert Priseman