The Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance with assistance of Moscow Department of Culture presents a project «A Person and the Catastrophe» dated for the 70 anniversary of the prisoners release from the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
The project unites personal exhibitions of Jan Vanrit (Belgium) and Egor Zaiki (Russia), and the exhibition «The Architecture of Death – Plans of Auschwitz – Birkenau», devoted to the most tragic page of the last century. Within the project there will pass the educational program: lectures, meeting with artists, film screenings, and series of concerts written by composers, lost in the concentration camps.
A picturesque series of Jan Vanrit and Egor Zaiki’s photos are a view of two artists to one of the biggest tragedies in the contemporary history. The look of the residential quarters, parkings and hostels built in already peaceful times on places of the former concentration camps captured by Egor Zaika, as well as registration photographs from archives of migratory police transformed into painting by Jan Vanrit are research of collective memory phenomenon, a chance to speak about dark pages of history by means of modern art.
The exhibition starts in The Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance (Obraztsova St. 11, b.1) on January 28 and will last until March 1, 2015.