A State Artist’s Career in People’s Republic of Poland Before and After the Thaw: The Case of Aleksander Kobzdej

Nov 9-12, 2017, ASEEES, Chicago

Paper delivered at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, at the panel “Creating for the state: forms of artistic (dis)engagement with the communist regimes. The unions of artists and the state artists” organized by Caterina Preda.

White Haitians – Black Poles: Polish National Identity via Halka/Haiti

Nov 27-29, 2015, Conference “Visualizing the Nation: Post-Socialist ImagiNations,” Budapest

Paper delivered at the conference organized by Institute of Art History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Municipal Gallery – Kiscell Museum, Budapest History Museum, and ERSTE Foundation. Official website of the conference here.

Halka/Haiti at GIBCA – screening and discussion

Nov 14, 2015, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Screening of Halka/Haiti 18°48’05”N 72°23’01”W and conversation between Joanna Malinowska, C.T. Jasper, Magdalena Moskalewicz and Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director of the Gothenburg Opera, moderated by the curator of GIBCA 2015, Elvira Dyangani Ose.

More about her biennial “A Story Within A Story” here.

Halka/Haiti 18°48’05″N 72°23’01”: New York Book Launch

July 9, 2015, CANADA, New York

The New York launch of Halka/Haiti 18°48’05″N 72°23’01″W—the publication accompanying the exhibition at the Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale—with artists C.T. Jasper & Joanna Malinowska and the project’s curator and book’s editor Magdalena Moskalewicz.

Central European Dictionary of Political Concepts Conference: 3rd Edition

Apr 25-26, 2014, CEFRES, Prague

For this conference, I organized one of the panels, titled “Politics of Art Languages in Central Europe” with papers by Juraj Čarný, Tímea Junghaus, Jan Zálešák, and myself (“The Language That the Art World Speaks: Case Study of Poland”). This panel served as the basis for the art section of Understanding Central Europe (Routledge, 2018).