April 12, 2023. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
A third and final panel discussion in the series of dialogues on anti-racism featuring art and design leaders from various backgrounds, this event interrogated how the international art world both perpetuates and can work against racialized inequities.
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March 26, 2023. Red Line Service, a Chicago arts organization led by people with a lived experience of homelessness. redlineservice.org
Talk delivered as a part of the Red Line Service’s Art Histories Series.
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Nov 9-12, 2022. 54th ASEEES (The Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies) Annual Convention, Chicago.
A roundtable discussion about Agata Pietrasik’s “Art in a Disrupted World” (Warsaw Museum of Modern Art 2021), an important and unprecedented book offering a new look at artistic life in Poland in the ten years following the outbreak of World War II.
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March 3-5, 2022. 110th College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago. Panel co-chaired with Dr. Agata Pietrasik, Freie Universitaet, Berlin.
Traveling art exhibitions gained momentum in the mid-20th century as an efficient mode of engaging global audience. The importance of traveling shows was confirmed by the 1953 UNESCO’s Manual of Traveling Exhibitions, a document that solidified traveling exhibitions as a new means of mass communication. Importantly, traveling exhibitions traversed not only geographical borders. They crossed boundaries between aesthetics and politics, engaging different discourses and ideological frameworks, ranging from issues of national self-representations to art’s role in diffusing socialism.
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November 18, 2021. Online. Project website.
“Socialist Exhibition Cultures” examines global art exhibitions organized, between 1950 and 1990, in or by (formerly) socialist or Communist countries. These include the Soviet Union and other Communist/socialist states in Eastern Europe; China; North Korea; South Korea; Cuba, and Africa, including Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Angola. We consider Cold War socialist exhibitions instances of a curatorial culture that developed as an alternative to the Western art market and its international outlets, and according to its own set of demands and prerogatives.
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Nov 16, 2021. Bruges Triennial 2021: TraumA
Talk delivered as a part of the series “On the Afterlife of Monuments” organized by the Bruges Triennial of Contemporary Art and Architecture. The event was inspired by the project “Who is Afraid of Natasha?” by Joanna Malinowska and C.T. Jasper presented at the triennial. (Event on the organizer’s website here.)
May 1, 2021. Wellesley College Art Department (online).
The panel brings focus to decolonial discourse through the power of art and practices at the intersection of three often separately considered regions: Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. At the crossroads of diverging languages, current decolonial efforts point towards exciting trajectories, on the path from delinking structural national narratives to speculative fiction.
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Apr 15, 2021. Warsaw Museum of Modern Art (online). Conference website.
Panel moderator at the conference ”What are our genealogies? Engaged figurations: Realism, socialist realism and soc-modernism in a global perspective.”
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Feb 4-5, 2021. Conference “What They Brought / What They Changed: Material Culture and Polish Chicago.” University of Chicago (online).
Paper delivered at the conference panel “Chicago’s Slavic Communities of Things.” The conference is co-organized by the Department of Slavic Languages & Literature, University of Chicago and Instytut Kultury Polskiej , Uniwersytet Warszawski.
Nov 17, 2020. ONLINE. https://www.yarnwire.org/feedback-calendar/feedback-episode24
Episode 24 in the livestreamed series of conversations between the contemporary music ensemble Yarn/Wire and guests.
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