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Memory of Culture: Between Dark Tourism and Trauma. Lecture by Dana Arieli and workshop led by the artist

25.06.2019 at 6 pm

Published at:12.06.2019

On Tuesday 25 June at 6 pm at MOCAK there will take place a lecture and workshop led by Dana Arieli.

The meeting with the artist is preceded by the opening of Dana Arieli exhibition at the MOCAK Library, where a selection of her photographs from the Polish Phantoms series will be presented. The exhibition is part of the project Phantoms: Journeys after Relics of Dictatorships, which Dana Arieli has been carrying out since 2009. In it, she documents the remains of fallen regimes. Contemporary photographs document objects, spaces and places related to World War II and Polish People’s Republic. The artist has also documented sites in 14 other countries, including Germany, Russia, Italy and countries of east Asia.

The project involves viewers who, thanks to the option of being able to comment on the works on the website, take part in the discussion on the subject of working through the difficult past and its phantom manifestation in the public space. The audience can comment on the photographs presented at the exhibition and write their own comments on one of the computers available in the reading room.

The artist will give a short lecture entitled Memory of Culture: Between Dark Tourism and Trauma, and she will invite the participants to create comments on her works together. The lectures will be held in the audio-visual hall and the workshop will be held at the MOCAK Library.

The event will be conducted in English. Comments can be made in any language.

Dana Arieli (b. 1963), Israeli artist and professor of history, in her projects examines the relationship between art and politics, whether in totalitarian or democratic systems.

More information on the project: http://phantoms.photography/

Admission 1 PLN.