“Neo-avantgarde on Repeat: Polish Contemporary Artists Revisit the 1970s”

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.

Conceptualism and Materiality. Matters of Art and Politics

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).

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.

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).

Writing About Late Modernist Art From a Socialist Country—Some Reflections on Poland

May 19-21, 2011, “Art History Meets Art Theory,” New Europe College–Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest

Paper given at the conference jointly hosted by the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA and the New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania. This was third in a series of The Clark Art Institute’s East-Central Europe Seminar Series, “Unfolding Narratives: Art Histories in East-Central Europe after 1989.” Program can be found here.