Teresa Klimowicz is a PhD student of philosophy from Lublin, Poland. She holds a diploma in history and philosophy and works as a trainer for Holocaust education. She is a student at Paideia The European Institute for Jewish Studies at the moment.
Postmemory and the Holocaust in Polish contemporary art
Postmemory describes the relationship of the second generation to powerful, often traumatic, experiences that preceeded their births but that were nevertheless transmitted to them so deeply as to seem to constitute memories in their own right. Young Polish artists make the Holocaust a point of reference of their own experiences. They problematize the possibility of representation, its limits and forms of legitimization as well as bringing up the problem of meaning and place of the Holocaust in contemporary culture. Four artistic projects will be presented during the session in order to introduce different aspects and problems concerning history, memory and commemoration. The session will be a form of discussion provoked by different images of Polish contemporary artworks.