On the occasion of commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s 80th anniversary, the WGM exhibition “City of the Living / City of the Dead” is being presented in different places across the globe. Right now, you can visit the exhibition in New York, Brussels, Porto and Madrid.
“City of the Living / City of the Dead” is a photographic project by Robert Wilczyński which was first presented as a part of commemorating the 81st anniversary of the closing of the Warsaw Ghetto borders. It consists of 20 panels hung on the fence of the former Bersohn and Bauman Hospital. By combining archival photographs from the ghetto area (from the collections of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum) with images of present-day Warsaw, the artist reveals the city’s past, seemingly irretrievably lost. . The photographs are accompanied by selected source texts, such as diary excerpts written in the Warsaw Ghetto, documenting life and death of the ghetto prisoners in 1940-1942. In Warsaw, the exhibition can be seen on the fence of the former Bersohn and Bauman Hospital, the Warsaw Ghetto Museum future seat.
The exhibition can be seen in the following cities:
- New York: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, Jan Karski Corner, 233 Madison Ave, till June 26, 2023
- Madrid: Centro Cultural Galileo, C. de Fernando el Católico, 35, till May 25, 2023
- Bruksela: Institut Polonais Bruxelles, l’Avenue des Gaulois 29, 1040 Etterbeek – Bruxelles, till May 15, 2023;
- Porto: next to Torre dos Clérigos (R. de São Filipe de Nery), till May 25, 2023