As a narrow bridge between the yesterday and today of Jewish life in Poland, for decades Kazimierz has been a key point for artists and writers seeking to understand the Jewish in postwar Poland. Over the last decade, the Swiss photographer Paul Schneller has investigated the complexities of Jewish life in Kazimierz, with particular attention to the elusive and hard-to-define dimensions of Jewish life and community. This year we showcase a preview on the project, in anticipation of his coming publication in the next year.
Paul Schneller is a self-taught photographer based in Switzerland. His major interests
are identity questions and the interactions in society and their consequences. With his
long-term project of the contemporary Jewish Life in Krakow he is exploring the
interaction between Jews and Non-Jews and the meaning of his own Jewish heritage.
Paul participated at several exhibitions, e.g. at the Art Basel 2011, in the photo house
BelleVue 2012/14 and in the museum of modern art (arthouse) in Haifa 2016.
He tells stories by combining classical documentary photography with experimental
visual languages and he focuses very much on long-term documentary photography.
Paul works as a freelance photographer. Agency: Keystone.
19.06-27.06, 12-6 pm, Bocheńska st. 5/2. Free Entry
23.06, 7 pm Vernisage
25.06, 3 pm Paul Schneller in conversation with Jason Francisco about photography and conceptorary Jewish Kazimierz