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Windermere: Mirosław Bałka
September 9, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Miroslaw Balka, a contemporary artist from Poland, brings a tantalising exhibition to Windermere. The exhibition is the final stage of a remarkable two year programme called “Holocaust and Memory Reframed” which has been curated by the Lake District Holocaust Project with the support of Arts Council England. ‘yromem’ is the last of four exhibitions which look at work that explores aspects of Post Holocaust arts and culture and relate to “the representation of the unrepresentational”. Through deceptively simple gestures Miroslaw Balka uses drawings and constructions that give powerful reflections on ritual, hidden memories and the history of Nazi occupation in Poland. Balka is a resident of Warsaw and his work deals with both personal and collective memories, especially in relation to his Catholic upbringing and the collective experience of Poland’s fractured history.