This is a launch event for the English-language version of the book “Widok zza bliska. Inne obrazy Zagłady” (Close-up view. Other Images of the Holocaust).
The publication “Widok zza bliska. Inne obrazy Zagłady” presents the results of a kind of investigation of post-war “folk” art objects. The fundamental question was what does this art know about the Holocaust, which happened and was completed right there: outside the big cities? What was perceived, seen, remembered? In the face of an increasingly dynamic discussion about the role of the Polish provinces in the processes of genocidal violence, the authors of the project decided to take a close look at works from outside the dominant circuits of today, in order to check the number of works about the war, the place among them of works about the Holocaust, and the ways of telling the Holocaust carried out in this other widely unknown language.