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Event

Dr Roman Nieczyporowski: ‘Negotiating Art, Memory and the Holocaust in Contemporary Poland.’

  • Tue 28 Jan 20

    18:00 - 19:30

  • Colchester Campus

    TC 2.7

  • Event type

    Arts, culture and performances
    Holocaust Memorial Week

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Holly Ward
    01206 873270

Join us for a lecture with Roman Nieczyporowski from the Gdansk Academy of Fine Art.

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 ‘Negotiating Art, Memory and the Holocaust in Contemporary Poland’.

In his lecture, Roman Nieczyporowski (who is Swedish-Polish) explores his own views and experience of being one of fewer than 4,000 people identifying as Jewish currently living in Poland and examines the cultural legacy of living in a country where the Nazis set up their most notorious concentration and extermination camps while under their occupation. 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.  Free admission and open to all but booking is advised. Please book online via Eventbrite.

The Olive Branch, a Syrian Café from Wivenhoe, will be offering a tempting selection of vegetarian and vegan food in the Lakeside Café from 7pm. Why not pick something up after Roman’s lecture and before Don Kipper starts?

Dr Roman Nieczyporowski: ‘Negotiating Art, Memory and the Holocaust in Contemporary Poland.’