Please join us for the opening reception of Last Folio, an exhibition from the celebrated, Slovak/ Canadian artist and photographer Yuri Dojc and film producer Katya Krausova. Last Folio is an iconic collection of images reflecting their joint, decade long journey through Slovakia.
The stunning photographs in this exhibition show remnants of a lost world- abandoned buildings and synagogues- disintegrating books left on the shelves in a Jewish school in Eastern Slovakia - the school children, their teachers and their families were all deported to concentration camps on the same day in 1942. Most perished.
Last Folio has been seen on both sides of the Atlantic from Brussels, Cambridge, Moscow and Berlin through Vienna and Rome; from New York and Boston to Bloomington Indiana and the United Nations to mention just a few.
A number of the works in the exhibition are already part of the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.
This exhibit is hosted by The Woodrow Wilson Center in conjunction with the Embassy of Slovakia, Friends of Slovakia and the Embassy of Canada.
The opening of the exhibition will be preceded by a panel discussion on the very current issue of conflict and destruction of culture with a number of scholars and commentators.