“Co dalej z obrazem? Po-malarskie praktyki artystyczne w Polsce w latach 60. Zarys problematyki i metodologii” (What with Painting, then? Post-painterly Artistic Practices in the Polish 1960s. Issues and Methodology). In Historia Sztuki w Dobie Globalizacji. Materiały IV Środkowoeuropejskiego Forum Doktorantów Historii Sztuki / Art History in the Age of Globalization. Materials of the 4th Central European Forum for Doctoral Students of Art History, edited by Anna Jezierska, Agnieszka Szewczyk and Anna Śliwowska. Wrocław: Uniwersytet Wrocławski, 2013, pp. 227-233. 

You can download this essay in pdf here. (In Polish with short English summary.)

This essay aims at introducing the phenomenon of transgressing the medium of painting, as it took place in Polish art in the 1960s. This phenomenon is discussed here in relation to the tradition of the pre-war modernism on one hand, and the philosophical question of the possibility of an end of a certain historical process as such, on the other. At the beginning of the essay the question “What with painting, then?” is quoted after the influential art historian and critic Mieczysław Porębski, who was asking it shortly after the end of WWII, in order to show how the avant-garde artistic experiments of the late 1950s and the 1960s in Poland were indebted to the early avant-garde, and in particular the constructivist art of Władysław Strzemiński and his theoretical concepts.

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