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Ukraine Series By Johanna Diehl

Ukraine Series by Johanna Diehl

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Abused, obliterated, destroyed: stunning photographs of former Synagogues in the Ukraine.

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Ukraine Series by Johanna Diehl

Ukraine Series by Johanna Diehl shows sensitive, yet unsparing photographs of former synagogues in the territory of what is now Ukraine. Partially destroyed during the German occupation, the buildings were completely repurposed during the Soviet era: as auto repair shops, vinegar factories, clinics, cinemas, sewing workshops, gymnasiums, or KGB prisons. The structures plainly spell out the inconsiderate demonstrations of power exercised by one ideology or another over the synagogue as a religious, cultural space. Sometimes, a bricked-up Torah niche, or a historical ceiling mural peeping out from beneath a crumbling coat of paint hint at the richly religious life that blossomed in these spaces for centuries. The photographs, taken with a large-format camera, are enriched by very personal literary texts by Juri Andruchovytch, Ukraine's most renowned author today. Since childhood, he has been familiar with many of the sites Diehl visited.

About Johanna Diehl

Johanna Diehl, born in 1977, lives and works in Berlin. Her works are shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world and can be found in both private and public collections. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Juri Andruchovytch, born in 1960 in Ivano-Frankivsk, in western Ukraine, is a novelist, poet, essayist, and translator. He is considered one of Ukraine's most important contemporary authors and is among the leading intellectual voices of his country. He was awarded the Hannah Arendt Prize in 2014.

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NPB9783944874357
9783944874357
3944874358
Ukraine Series by Johanna Diehl
New
Hardback
Sieveking Verlag
20151125
146
N/A
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