Black Milk – Holocaust in Contemporary Art

Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
18 Jan 2014 - 27 Apr 2014

In the exhibition Black Milk – Holocaust in Contemporary Art thirteen international artists from Bolivia, Denmark, Israel, Poland, South Africa and the USA focus on the Holocaust in very different ways and from their own cultural background and personal perspective.

The works surprise, some are confrontational and others are poetic, and together they raise the question of how a historic event like the Holocaust can or should be dealt with in art today. The participating artists, with their varied voices and diverse works, show why and how the Holocaust still touches us today as a historical trauma and as a symbol for humanity’s crime against itself.
The artists:  Miroslaw Balka (PL), Yvette Brackman (DK), Zoya Cherkassky (IL), Steven Cohen (ZA), Jonathan Horowitz (US), Claudia Joskowicz (BO), Menashe Kadishman (IL), Know Hope (IL), Zbigniew Libera (PL), Tom Sachs (US), Piotr Uklanski (PL), Gitte Villesen (DK), Artur Zmijewski (PL)

Curators: Natalia Gutman & Mette Truberg Jensen


Opening: 17 January, 5pm,
Literary performance by Kristina Nya Glaffey & Maja Lee Langvad at 6pm




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