//The Polyphony of the Holocaust//. An event accompanying the exhibition //7 Places //
The Polyphony of the Holocaust. An event accompanying the exhibition 7 Places
09.12.2020 at 5 pm
On Wednesday, December 9 at 5 pm you are invited to an online meeting devoted to publication Polyphonie des Holocaust. Stimmen zur Erinnerungskultur [The Polyphony of the Holocaust].
The book has been published in German by MOCAK, the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen and Wallstein Verlag. The participants in the event will include the MOCAK director, Maria Anna Potocka, the director of the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen, Jürgen Kaumkötter, and a number of the contributors to the publication – amongst them, Olga Tokarczuk.
The discussion will be conducted in English.
The event accompanies the online exhibition Seven Places in Germany and the Worldwide Culture of Remembrance. MOCAK is a project partner.
The Polyphony of the Holocaust raises the question of the visual presentation and interpretation of the Holocaust. The Museum has asked philosophers, historians, literary scholars, psychiatrists, artists, curators and writers to address the questions that seem the most important today – such as the memory of and the manner of describing the Holocaust, as well as the limits of creative freedom in dealing with this topic. This is thus not a book about the Holocaust as such but rather about a sense of responsibility for it, as seen through the eyes of leading Polish and international intellectuals.
The German edition is based on the Polish edition from 2018. Understandably, we wanted a wider representation of German thinkers. We also introduced some new texts written by artists, while making the decision to limit the number of
The event will take place on ZOOM. More information will follow soon.