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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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.
Oct 21-24, 2020. Conference “Decolonizing Museum Cultures and Collections: Mapping Theory and Practice in East-Central Europe.” Online. https://decolonizingmuseums.pl/
Paper delivered at the panel “Critical Curating 1: Acting Locally” chaired by Alexandra Oancă. The conference was organized by the EU research project ECHOES: European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities http://projectechoes.eu/
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February 12-15, 108th College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago.
Paper delivered at the panel “Freezes and Thaws in the Socialist Bloc” sponsored by SHERA (Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture) and conveyed by Yelena Kalinsky, Michigan State University and Adrian Barr, Winona State. Saturday, Feb 15 at 4pm.
Oct 10-11, 2019, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Paper titled “Notation, Aspiration, Science, and Labour in Early Conceptual Art in Poland” delivered at a conference that celebrated the publication of Conceptualism and Materiality: Matters of Art and Politics (ed. by Christian Berger, Brill, 2019).
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Feb 21-24, 2018, 106th Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Los Angeles
Paper delivered at at the panel ” Re-Staging Exhibitions: Past, Present, Future?” conveyed by Jane Chin Davidson, California State University, San Bernardino and Nicola Foster, The Open University
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.
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.