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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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.