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Authors:Magdalena Howorus-Czajka: University of Gdansk, Poland
Publication title:The Dynamic Process of Remembering in Art – Perception of Victor Tolkin’s Historical Monuments Before and After Transformation of State System in Poland
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:062
Article No.:056
Abstract:The presentation focuses on a new approach to cultural memory studies on the example of the sculptures of Wiktor Tolkin – the famous Polish artist, who represents the generation that grew up in the harsh realities of Second World War times. His monuments transcript the memory of II world war’s experience and at the same time raise problems of visual shaping of memory.

The cultural memory is a process evolving in time. The artist always presents his/hers own, individual memory included in universalistic cultural memory – at the same time the artist connects individual and popular meaning of these problems. The artefacts undertake the dialog with the new generations of recipients and transfer individual tensions/emotions of artist into individual feeling of visitors, which in turn shape new society’s popular memory. These changes of society’s memory are always involved in politics and power relations. Polish society is the good example of this process, because the transformation of state’s system was undertaken twenty years ago, therefore it gives a good opportunity to observe these dynamic changes.

Language:English
Year:2011
No. of pages:8
Pages:529-536
ISBN:978-91-7519-993-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/062/056/ecp11062056.pdf
Available:2011-11-22
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Magdalena Howorus-Czajka (2011). The Dynamic Process of Remembering in Art – Perception of Victor Tolkin’s Historical Monuments Before and After Transformation of State System in Poland, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=062;article=056 (accessed 9/3/2014)