Invitation | Opening: Last Folio, by Yuri Dojc and Katya Krausova

Invitation | Opening: Last Folio, by Yuri Dojc and Katya Krausova

The Museu Coleção Berardo, and Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of Slovakia, Israel, and Canada to Portugal have the pleasure of inviting you to the opening of Yuri Dojc and Katya Krausova's «Last Folio», on Thursday, 27 January, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, from 5 to 9 p.m.

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«Last Folio» comprises a set of photographs, the last testimonies of a culture, of the history of a people—a history that came to a brutal stop when mass deportations of Jews to death camps took place in 1942. These images are unique in their authenticity and intensity, as beautiful as they are tragic, depicting ruins of schools, synagogues, books, and objects. 
The exhibition also includes a set of contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors and a film which, in a poetic way, move us and bear witness to the scars of the Nazi tragedy and to the destruction of Jewish culture.

"Books in these photographs are not mere objects. As they disintegrate into dust, the camera illuminates how that moment of disintegration is also a moment of immense energy and movement, one last and glorious statement of defiance, resisting both death and oblivion."
— Azar Nafisi

Curated by Katya Krausova.

Exhibition on view until: 29/05/2022.

Image: © Yuri Dojc.

This exhibition was made possible thanks to:
Slovakian Embassy in Lisbon
Israel Embassy
German Embassy in Lisbon
Embassy of Canada to Portugal
Blue Crow