Matzevot for Everyday Use: Photographs by Łukasz Baksik

Matzevot for Everyday Use features photographs taken from 2008 to 2012 by Polish photographer Łukasz Baksik. The photographs, taken in Poland, document the ways in which Jewish gravestones have been stolen and reappropriated as parts of fences, pavements, and even grindstones since the 1940s. The photographer wished to illuminate the lengths that “people have gone to wipe out traces of Jewish culture” and to start a dialogue about how people can live in the midst of relics of antisemitism, ignoring their shared history with a community that is no longer there.


Exhibition Includes:

  • 50 black and white photographs
    • 29 framed with wire back for hanging
    • 10 framed to go on frame stands
  • 10 frame stands
  • 29 Didactic labels/panels
  • 1 artifact (Matzevot)
  • 1 artifact stand

Availability: To be negotiated.
Space requirements: approx. 150 linear feet.
Loan fee: $5,000.00

Security: Moderate

This exhibition is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Gemunder Family Foundation, with additional support from the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. 

For an exhibition study guide for educators, click here.