the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw,
and the Polish Cultural Institute New York
THE LIFE AND ART OF KRYSTIANA ROBB-NARBUTT (1945-2006)
Discussion with Marek Bartelik, Dorota Jarecka, and Wanda Siedlecka.
Moderator: Irena Grudzinska Gross
Monday, April 28, 2014
7-8:30pm, small reception will follow
at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16 Street, New York, NY
Admission: $8 general, $5 YIVO members, seniors and students
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Born in Warsaw after World War II, Polish Jewish artist
Krystiana Robb-Narbutt created unique, genre-defying art.
But for years Robb-Narbutt's work was dominated by loss. Drawing the same motif again and again of a tombstone or an ominous mountain, Robb-Narbutt used her art to try and come to terms with the horror of the Holocaust and her own personal tragedy of losing family in the war. How did Robb-Narbutt's Polish Jewish identity impact her work? How do we understand Robb-Narbutt's art? In this program art historian Marek Bartelik, art critic Dorota Jarecka, and artist Wanda Siedlecka will discuss Robb-Narbutt's life, her compulsive exploration of her Jewishness through her work, and new approaches to understanding her art.
This program is presented by YIVO, the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute Warsaw, and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.
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