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  • Wilhelm Sasnal, Shoah (A Forest), 2003, oil on canvas, 17 3⁄4 × 17 3⁄4".

    Wilhelm Sasnal, Shoah (A Forest), 2003, oil on canvas, 17 3⁄4 × 17 3⁄4".

    Wilhelm Sasnal

    Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    Wilhelm Sasnal’s deft shifts among painterly styles and techniques are positioned in his exhibition “Such a Landscape” as ways to broach the inadequacy—the inevitable lapse—of representations of the Holocaust. Curated by Adam Szymczyk and marking Sasnal’s first solo foray in his native Poland since 2007, the show brings together some sixty works made between 1999 and the present, ranging from the almost abstract green landscape Shoah (A Forest), 2003, which takes Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 film of the same name as a starting point, to a pair of photorealistic paintings, First of January (side) and

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