Photographic Plates of Memory. Labyrinths by Marian Kołodziej

Exhibition

Photographic Plates of Memory. Labyrinths by Marian Kołodziej at Platán Gallery.

Wednesday 12 June, 6:00 pm — Sunday 30 June 2019, 6:00 pm

Platán Galéria

Budapest, VI. Andrássy út 32.

Photographic Plates of Memory. Labyrinths by Marian Kołodziej

Opening: 6 p. m. on Wednesday, 12th of June 2019 at the Platán Gallery

The author of the exhibition, Marian Kołodziej, was a Polish artist, theatre and movie scenographer. He was a prisoner of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz since the first day of its existence (camp number 432).

For nearly 50 years of his life he was silent about his war time experience and did not include it in his work. However, at the beginning of the 90’s, as a result of a severe illness, he decided to follow the words of the great Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert who once wrote: “You have not survived simply to live. You have little time, a testimony must be given.”

Consequently, he created a series of drawings about his personal experiences in the concentration camp. Through his words-paintings which form the photographic plates of memory, the author leads us into a labyrinth of experiences related to the hell of Auschwitz.