Erica Lehrer, Cur(at)ing Jewish History in Poland: Experiments Observed and Undertaken
Speaking from a place of disciplinary intersection and translation – between ethnographic cultural analysis and critical curatorial intervention – I will discuss possibilities and pitfalls in recent creative projects that attempt to do critical "memory work" related to Jewish history and heritage in contemporary Poland. I will also reflect on why "Jewish Poland" represents such an attractive, rich, productive site for reflecting on and working through "difficult knowledge" regarding the Jewish past and present. Some images, sounds or other media used in the following presentation are subject to copyright restrictions that prevent them being shown. In order to provide a complete record of the conference, these items have been blurred or silenced. Should we obtain permission to use these images, sounds and other media in the future the films will be updated.