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Friday, June 18, 2010
Artist Interview with Agnes Janich,"Lighting the Night" Performance Artist
On April 25th of this year, 23 year-old Agnes Janich exhibited her interactive group project at Auschwitz Death Camp. KiptonART spoke with her about the emotional performance and her relationship to one of the most infamous genocides in the history of the world.
Can you give a brief background about yourself?
I was born in Lodz (in Nazi times the city was named Litzmannstadt) but grew up in the Far East and Africa. I started studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York.