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Greetings from Płaszów

  • Galeria Trzecie Oko 5 Bocheńska Kraków, małopolskie, 33-332 Poland (map)

Opening reception: Wednesday, June 28th at 19:00
Open daily from 14:00 until 19:00, June 24 - July 2.

About four kilometers south of Kraków’s main square is the open space known as Płaszów, site of an important German forced labor, transit and death camp during the Second World War. Unlike other former Nazi camps in Poland, it is not under the oversight of a museum or cultural institution. It is publicly signed as a site of genocide, but mostly used for leisure and recreation, especially in the warm months, when it is a popular place to sunbathe, picnic, and drink. Photographer and scholar Jason Francisco’s exhibition, Greetings from Płaszów, contemplates the Płaszów site as it is today. In 150 photographs made between 2010 and 2017, Francisco looks into the physical and also the human geography of Płaszów, offering a complex picture of memory and forgetting as they co-exist in contemporary Kraków.

 

 

Earlier Event: June 28
Lucky Jews
Later Event: June 29
150 Small Interventions