About this piece:
Day and Fog is part of a journey taken several years ago. It comes from a survey about the Terezín ghetto in the Czech Republic, where art was legally promoted by Nazis but also carried illegally by the prisoners. Terezín was the chosen ghetto to be shown by the Nazis as a tactic to oppose the world opinion about the horrendous and dreadful conditions of the camps. And so to a certain extent art was promoted and even a huge library of more than 50.000 books was assembled. Both adults and children were involved in survival not only trying to get enough food and warmth but also literature, visual arts, music, theater, philosophy. Taken pictures at the ghetto have been transformed into photo etchings. Paper rolls intend to express what we remember but sometimes tend to ignore as if meaning has been compartmentalized. Poems express part of the story in a voice that transcends my own voice. I have chosen different types of paper for that objective: Japanese, Mexican and Nepal.
Poems: Mado Reznik Translation into English: Chris Lovelace – Mado Reznik Pictures/Photo etchings: Mado Reznik Paper Selection: Mado Reznik Concept / Design: Mado Reznik Book binder: Carlos Quesada
paper, ink, cloth
About the artist:
lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mado Reznik, Ph.D.(U.C.M., Spain), visual artist and writer. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She works with etchings, collages,encaustic, photos and inks. Her main interests are memory and language mostly through paper as a medium . Exhibitions: Argentina, Spain, Mexico, U.S.A, Uruguay. “Regarding the death of my mother” is part of the Haas Arts Special Collections at Yale University and Baylor Book Arts Collection at Baylor University. She wrote several books (fiction, poetry, testimonials).