Jewish Heritage Europe

Art of the Holocaust until 1989: Beyond an East/West Divide

June 8, 2022 – June 10, 2022 all-day
Central European University
Nádor u. 9
1051 Hungary
Art of the Holocaust until 1989: Beyond an East/West Divide @ Central European University | Budapest | Hungary

“Art of the Holocaust until 1989: Beyond an East/West Divide”

Organized by: Central European University (CEU) Jewish Studies Program, in cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts – Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI)

Organizers: Agata Pietrasik (Freie Universität Berlin), Daniel Véri (CEU/KEMKI)


Samantha Baskind (Cleveland State University)

Rachel Perry (University of Haifa)

Anda Rottenberg (independent curator)

The conferences focuses on artworks created during the Holocaust and in its aftermath, up until 1989, on both sides of the East/West divide.

Representations of the Holocaust in visual arts have been the subject of numerous studies from the fields of art history and visual culture. However, these often focus on the end of the 20th century, the period of the so-called “memory boom” and furthermore concern primarily artistic practices originating from the United States or Western Europe. As a consequence, the question of representing the Holocaust before 1989 in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc remains underdeveloped.

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