Jozef Szajna, ‘Drang nach Osten – Drang nach Westen’, ca. 1989, Gallery Katarzyna Napiorkowska | Warsaw & Brussels

Artistic installation by prof. Józef Szajna, one of the most prominent Polish artists (exhibited four times at the Biennal of Art), dealing with subjects of memory and rememberance of World War II - Szajna himself was a prisoner of German Nazi concentration camps in Auschwitz-Birkenau and Buchenwald.

Image rights: Courtesy of the estate of the artist, photo: Grzegorz Zabłocki Gallery Katarzyna Napiórkowska Brussels | Warsaw

Shown among others at the Biennale of Art in São Paulo, 1989, at the XLIV Biennale of Art in Venice, 1990, at the National Museum in Gdansk (the Abbot's Palace and Gdynia Music Theater 1991-92), at the Europe-Europe Exhibition in Bonn, 1994; at Auschwitz-Birkenau 1995, in Bochum, 1995, at the Polish Institute in Düsseldorf, Weimar (Buchenwald), 1996, at the National Museum in Wrocław, 1998, Berlin, 2007.

About Jozef Szajna