We are in the town of Oświęcim to remind about Auschwitz. To convince, that we must learn from the past. We show that Oświęcim can be a place of meetings, reconciliation, and understanding. We are in the town of Oświęcim so that Auschwitz will not be repeated.

Remembrance enclosed IN ENAMEL AN INVITATION TO AN EXHIBITION and finissage

Together with curator Prof. Elżbieta Kuraj and co-organiser, the International Auschwitz Committee, we cordially invite you to the exhibition Memory Enclosed in Enamel, organised as part of the International Artistic Enamel Project. To participate in this project, commemorating the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as well as the 35th anniversary of the IYMC, we invited 16 outstanding enamel artists from Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and France. The exhibition was held under the patronage of Iwona Gibas, Member of the Board of the Małopolska Region.

Last year, most of the artists participated in a preparatory seminar, including visits to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Site and the city of Oświęcim, and learning about their complicated coexistence. In reference to the assumptions of the project, the visit resulted in the creation of works of art that take up themes referring to the drama of war and the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp as a warning, but also with a positive message full of hope and faith in the power of good.

The exhibition can be viewed daily in the forum room at the IYMC; its closing, with the participation of the public and artists, is planned for September 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a Polish-English-German catalogue.

We cordially invite you to visit and participate in the finissage.


Artists participating in the exhibition:


Krzysztof Dadak, Aleksandra Firlińska, Janusz Karbowniczek, Elżbieta Kuraj, Adam Molenda, Małgorzata Skałuba-Krentowicz


Rolf Lindner, Barbara Lipp, Mandy Rasch, Gudrun Wiesmann

Czech Republic:

Petr Bednář, Antonin Gavlas, Eva Kučerová-Landsbergrova      


Agnieszka Lipp  


Károly Balanyi                                                          


Miroslav Kollár   


The project is co-financed by the Małopolska Region and the City of Oświęcim.

Partners: Konsulat Consulate General of Germany in Cracow, Consulate General of Slovakia in Cracow,  Consulate General of Hungary in Cracow, Consulate General of France in Cracow.

Financial support: Fabryka Maszyn i Urządzeń OMAG Spółka z o. o., Firma Inżynierska EnCo, Gebrüder Weiss Sp. z o.o., RE-Bau Spółka z o. o., AUSTROTHERM Spółka z o. o.

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