Here you can find all the information regarding current venues where the exhibition is presented, as well as past events and future plans connected to the Unfinished Lives project.
About the exhibition
Unfinished Lives is an ongoing project consisting of a travelling exhibition presenting Jewish artists who were murdered on racial grounds during WW2 by letting them speak about themselves through their art and a series of concerts.
The exhibition started as a permanent exhibition at the White Stork Synagogue in Wroclaw, Poland. After expanding it, it became a hybrid, analog-virtual project that has been successfully presented at the Brandenburg Landtag in Potsdam, in Chemnitz and at the Kulturforum Görlitzer Synagoge in Görlitz. By combining scholarly expertise, contemporary artists’ performances and digital media, we present music, literary work, as well as visual and performative arts in an attractive, accessible form.
During the Unfinished Lives concerts, Bente Kahan performs songs by artists included in the project together with Ronen Nissan and the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra from Wrocław.
The exhibition is already available in English, German, Polish and Ukrainian (Norwegian coming soon too), and we consistently look for international partners to help expanding it — and to present it in multiple venues all around Europe.
The 'Unfinished Lives' team
Project concept and curating
Coordination of production
Agnieszka Imiela-Sikora, Marek Mielczarek
Gathering and preparation of materials
Małgorzata Hućko, Beata Mazurek, Katarzyna Taczyńska, Anna Trojanowska, Malwina Tuchendler, Piotr Zadworny
Language editing and English translations
Dahlia Pfeffer Luxemburg
Aleksandra Lubos-Zadroż (Vidifilm)
Jakub Wieczorek, Piotr Zadworny
We would also like to thank the Ministry of Finances and Europe of Land Brandenburg, the Brandenburg Landtag as well as the Jewish Museum in Prague, the Theresienstadt Ghetto Memorial Site „Památník Terezín“, the Paul Sacher Foundation and personally Lillebjørn Nilsen, Ronen Nissan, Marcin Markowicz, Peter Leben, Manfred Lemm, Bernhard Hofstötter, Andrzej Słomianowski, Jamie Bulloch, Karolina Szymaniak, Anna Maja Misiak and Hanna Kubiak.
We would especially like to thank the City of Wrocław.