Blood: Uniting & Dividing

13 October 2017 – 29 January 2018

The exhibition expands knowledge on the question of blood in its religious, historical and social context. Referring to both tradition and modernity, the exhibition will aim at presenting facts and challenging stereotypes, especially those related to Christian-Jewish relations.

The exhibition is also to provoke questions on whether the criterion of blood defines one’s origin. Are blood ties more important than a sense of national and cultural belonging? What is the role of blood in how we define ourselves and how others define us?

The exhibition narrative was entwined with contemporary artworks by i.a. Anish Kapoor, Piotr Uklański, Moshe Gershuni, Bogna Burska, Dorota Buczkowska and Eliza Proszczuk, including several works created especially for the exhibition. These artworks visualize, create contexts, pose questions and synthetize. They provoke reflection on the exhibition themes and serve as a commentary which broadens the selected issues using the language of art.

Curator at POLIN Museum: Dr Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia.