(un)overcome and (un)divided: on Artistic and Historical Re-Thinking of the 20th Century Mass Violence
Center for Urban History, Lviv
This panel seeks to highlight the imaginable ways of making public narrations about the contested past – through art, exhibition, or books. We designed the exhibition to combine reflections of an artist and academic researchers, who work with the topics of challenged past, such as issues connected with the crimes of Nazism and Stalinism, ethnic cleansing and other acts of violence in the 1930-1940s. In this talk, we intend to demonstrate what happens when one takes a look on the past not from a political perspective based on stereotypical categories, but through the history of the locality, of cities, and of people, in the first place.
Moderated by Bohdan Shumylovych
Сover Image: Photo by Jason Francisco "On the Playground In the Unmarked Area of the Ruined Synagogue Or Shemesh, One of the Dozen of Synagogues in the Pre-war Lviv."
Gallery Image by Iryna Sereda