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An Evening with Miroslaw Balka

Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



Warsaw-based artist Miroslaw Balka (b. Otwock, Poland, 1958) presents and discusses his video and installation projects Sundays Kill More; Postcards; Mapping the Studio, Too (all 2008); Bottom (1999/2003); and Bambi (from Winterreise) (2003). These works deal with both personal and collective memories, especially as they relate to the artist's Catholic upbringing and the cumulative experience of Poland's fractured history. Through this investigation of domestic memories and public catastrophe, Balka explores how subjective traumas are translated into collective histories, and vice versa. His materials are everyday objects, but the resulting works resonate with ritual, hidden memories, and the legacy of the Nazi occupation of Poland. This program is presented in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

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