The publication is divided into two parts. The first comprises the curatorial text and essays by three guest authors – Maria Hussakowska, Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec and Sebastian Stankiewicz. The second part of the publication is devoted to individual artists; it comprises a biographical note on each, photographs of their studios, and reproductions of the works presented at the exhibition.
The catalogue comprises reminiscences about Marian Eile by Maria Anna Potocka, essays by Justyna Jaworska and Agnieszka Sachar about Eile’s most remarkable achievement – Przekrój, interviews with Mieczysław Czuma and Wojciech Plewiński and the timeline of Eile’s life provided by Tomasz Potkaj. The second part of the publication takes a closer look at the areas of Eile’s activity – as painter, editor and photographer.
The Polyphony of the Holocaust in German. The publication addresses the question of the visual presentation and interpretation of the Holocaust. The Museum has asked 80 individuals – philosophers, historians, literary scholars, psychiatrists, artists, curators and writers to respond to questions on the memory of the Holocaust.
The publication carries several dozen artistic pieces by Paweł Althamer and Artur Żmijewski, as well as the poems that had inspired them. The collages are juxtaposed with works by poets including Czesław and Oskar Miłosz, Paul Celan, Stanisław Grochowiak and Rafał Wojaczek. The essays – by Adam Mazur and Maria Anna Potocka – put into focus the context in which the works were created.
The publication accompanies the exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the birthday of Karol Wojtyła. It carries a curatorial text by Delfina Jałowik on the works presented in the exhibition and also a text by Stanisław Obirek on the phenomenon of John Paul II.