Where Art Thou? Gen 3:9 Temporary exhibition for the 80th anniversary of the closure of the Warsaw Ghetto
On November 16, 1940, the Warsaw ghetto was closed. 80 years ago, the city was divided into two parts by a wall. Jews trapped in the ghetto were separated from information, their relatives, verdure, trees or the view of the sky to the horizon. The exhibition „Where Art Thou? Gen 3:9” symbolically refers to this moment.
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On November 16, 1940, the Warsaw ghetto was closed. 80 years ago, the city was divided into two parts by a wall. Jews trapped in the ghetto were separated from information, their relatives, verdure, trees or the view of the sky to the horizon. The exhibition „Where Art Thou? Gen 3:9” symbolically refers to this moment.

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Instead of a typical chronological and factual narrative, we propose a different approach, in which we try to bring the audience closer to the emotional and existential borderline states experienced by hundreds of thousands of people crammed into the „Jewish residential district”.

The exhibition space has been divided into eleven positions representing states or feelings such as uncertainty, fear, hunger, timelessness, intimacy, compassion or faith, marking the burden of life and death in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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EXHIBITION: WHERE ART THOU? GEN 3:9

Curators: Paweł Śpiewak, Piotr Rypson

Curatorial collaboration: Anna Duńczyk-Szulc, Agnieszka Olsten

Exhibition arrangement: Marcin Kwietowicz, Aneta Faner

Graphic design: Jakub Woynarowski

The accounts are read by: Magdalena Lamparska, Martin Budny, Mateusz Damięcki, Jerzy Radziwiłowicz

Dates: 16.11.20–31.08.21

Organizer: the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

Honorary patronage: President of the Capital City of Warsaw

Media patronage: Polskie Radio Program II


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The exhibition is part of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the closure of the Warsaw Ghetto organized by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute. It was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

 

 

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Day: 16.11.2020
Hour: 16:00
Place: JHI/online