Piotr Piotrowski

Prof. Dr. Piotr Piotrowski

Vertretungsprofessor im Sommersemester 2012 am
Lehrstuhl für Kunstgeschichte Osteuropas

Scholarly Research Fields

Art of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz or ‘Witkacy’ (one of the most known and universal Polish artist: painter, theoretician, philosopher, playwright and novelist); Art and art theory of the avant-garde, Russian avant-garde and politics in 1920s., and the beginning of 1930s.; Contemporary art and art criticism; Politics and artistic culture in Poland in the 20th century; History of Art in East and Central Europe after 1945; Modernism, postmodernism and totalitarianism; Art, Democracy, Post-Communist studies; Museum Studies


1952 Born in Poznan, Poland

Titles, education, degrees

2000 Proffesor titular
  Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland:
1993 „Habilitation;” dissertation: Artist between Revolution and Reaction. A Study of the Ethical History of Art of the Russian Avant-Garde.
1982 Ph.D. History of Art; dissertation: Art Theory of S. I. Witkiewicz
1976 M.A. History of Art; thesis topic: A Social Reception of the Witkacy’s ‘Portrait Firm’

Other Academic and Professional Related Positions

2008 Member of the Advisory Board of the ARS, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava
2008 Member of the Editorial Board of the e-journal Art in Translation, Berg Publisher, UK
2007 Member of the Advisory Board of the ERSTE Foundation, Vienna
2004 Member of the Editorial Board of Rocznik Historii Sztuki (The Annual of Art History), Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw
2004 Member of the Advisory Board of the National Gallery of Art “Zachęta”, Warsaw
2003 Member of the Museum Council, National Museum, Poznan
2002 Member of the International Advisory Committee of Praesens. Central European Art Review, Budapest

Former Academic and Professional Positions

2009-2010 Director of the National Museum in Warsaw
2009-2010 Chair of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies
1997-2009 Co-editor of the Artium Quaestiones journal, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
1999-2008 Chair of the Institute (Department) of Art History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
2003 Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Spring semester)
2002, 2009 Visiting Professor, CEU-Summer University, Budapest (Summer semester)
2001 Visiting Professor, Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (Spring semester)
1996-1999 Deputy Chair of the Institute of Art History, Adam Mickiewicz University
1992-1997 Senior-Curator for Contemporary Art, National Museum, Poznan
1983-1995 Associate Professor, Institute of Art History, Adam Mickiewicz University
1980-1983 Assistant Professor, Institute of Art History, Adam Mickiewicz University
1978-1980 Instructor in Art History, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan
1976-1978 Instructor in Art History, Institute of Cultural Studies,
Adam Mickiewicz University

Former Other Professional Related Experience

2002-2006 Member of the Editorial Board of Blok. The International Journal of Stalinist and Post-Stalinist Culture, Bydgoszcz
2004-2007 Member of the Committee of Art Sciences, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw
2005-2007 Member of the Advisory Board of the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art in progress
1999-2003 Member of the Faculty Board of the Art Institute of Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw
1998-1999 Member of the Museum Council, National Museum, Poznan
1998-2002 Member of the Museum Council, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz
1997-1998 Editor of a series – translations: books devoted to contemporary art history, Rebis Publishing House Poznan (books published: J. Berger “Ways of Seeing”; L. Nead, „The Femal Nude”)
1993-1998 Member of the Committee of the International Congresses: Culture of the Time of Transformation, Poznan, Poland
1994-1998 Member of the Comité Cientifico, Centro de Documentacion Europea, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
1992-1997 Co-editor of The Museum Studies, Poznan
1992-1994 Member of the Board of Advisors of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Warsaw
1983-1989 Writer and co-editor of the underground political newspaper Obserwator Wielkopolski [The Wielkopolska Observer]
1980s. Organizer and co-organizer of the numerous conferences devoted to the 20th century art under the Association of Art Historians
1975-1980 Free-lance research for the Historical Monuments Preservation Service
1978-1980 Assistant Curator of the Regional Museum, Wolsztyn
1970s. Assistant Curator of the Art Gallery “Akumulatory 2”, Poznan
1970-80s. Free-lance art criticism

Fellowships and Grants

2009 the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown MA (one term)
2006-2009 Travel grant of the Ministry of Science in Poland for visiting post-communist countries in order to complete a project: “Art and Democracy in post-Communist Europe”.
2005-2006 Collegium Budapest (one term)
2000 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ (one term)
1999-2002 Grant The Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, for research on the collective project: The Central European Avant-garde, 1912-1932: Exchange and Transformation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
1998 Getty Institute in Visual and Cultural Studies, Department of Art and Art History, University of Rochester, Rochester NY, USA (5 weeks)
1997-2000 Travel grant of the State Committee for Scholarly Research (Warsaw, Poland) for visiting Central/ Eastern Europe
1997 Humboldt-Universiät zu Berlin, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst [DAAD] (2 months)
1996 Ustav dejin umeni, Akademie ved Ceske Republiky (Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Science), Prague – Polish Ministry of Education research grant (1 month)
1996 Christian-Albrecht-Universität (Sprachkurs), Kiel, Germany (1 month)
1995 Goethe Institut (Sprachkurs), Berlin, Germany (2 months)
1994 J.P.Getty Fellow, Columbia University, The Heyman Center for the Humanities, New York, USA (4 months)
1989-1990 Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA (10 months)
1989 The Kosciuszko Foundation Research Grant, New York, USA (3 months)
1988 Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, England, Polish Scholars’ Hospitality Scheme Grant (1 month)
1987 Visiting Scholar at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England, the British Council Grant (1 month)
1987 Fondation pour Entraide des Intellectuels Europeens Research Grant, Paris, France (1 month)
1980 Association of Art Historians, Michal Walicki Foundation Research Grant, Poland (6 months)
1978 Ateliers Internationaux, Marly-Le-Roi, France, Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres Francais Grant (1 month)

Exhibitions Curated

1999 „Zofia Kulik: From Siberia to Cyberia,” Poznan, National Museum
1997 “Jaroslaw Kozlowski: Spaces of Time,” Poznan, National Museum
1996 “The ‘Thaw.’ Polish Art ca. 1956,” Poznan, National Museum
1993 “The odNOWA Gallery, 1964-1969,” Poznan, National Museum

Museum collections, exhibitions, and publishing projects advising

2002 Primary Documents. A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since 1950s, eds. L. Hoptman & T. Pospiszyl, New York/ Cambridge MA: MOMA/ The MIT Press, 2002, 225-234
2002 „East Art Map: a (Re)construction of the History of Art in Eastern Europe”, New Moment, No. 20, Ljubljana
2002 “Central European Avant-Gardes: Exchange and Transformation, 1910-1930”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2002; selection and commentaries to the accompanying anthology: Between Worlds. A Sourcebook of Central European Avant-Gardes, 1910-1930, ed. T. O. Benson & E. Forgacs, Los Angeles CA./ Cambridge MA.: Los Angeles County Museum of Art/ The MIT Press
2000 „2000+ ArtEast Collection”, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

Selected Scholarly Lectures, Papers, Conferences, etc.

2010 Estonian Academy of Art, Tallinn: Thinking Art History in East-Central Europe
  Polish Academy of Science, Art Institute, Warsaw: About Museum
  Centre Pompidou, Paris: International-transnational-cosmopolite
  Second Congress of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies “High and Low”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Round Table: The Future of Avant-Garde Studies
  Masaryk University, Brno: Art History on the Disciplinary Map in East-Central Europe
  The Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialog: Points of Connection. The Vienna L’Internationale Conference (“From the National to the Cosmopolitan; From Geography to Topography”)
  Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Writing Art History (“Writing on Art after 1989”)
  Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Eastern European Art History: the Second Generation (“Does East-Central Europe still exist, and does it still have something important to say?”)
2009 Clark Art Institute, Williamstown MA: New Museums in New Europe.
  VI Congress of Polish Culture, Kraków: Reshaping the State Cultural Strategy in the 21st c.
  Art History Department, Warsaw University: One studies – two Professions.
  Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw: The Museum and the City
  1st Former West Congress, BAK, Utrecht: Museums and the “Former West”.
  Archive Fever, Warsaw University: Museum as an anti-Archive.
  Kunst und das kommunistische Europa. Zu einer transnationalen Geschichte, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin: International, transnational, kosmopolitish: Kunst und Osteuropa nach 1945.
  Art History Today, Association of Art Historians, Poznan: Art Historian Between Academia and Museum.
  Language, Culture, and Press Freedom in Eastern Europe since 1989, Trinity College, Dublin: 1989 and museums in (former) Eastern Europe.
2008 CIHA Congress, “Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration, Convergence”; Melbourne, session: The Idea of World Art History (paper: “Towards Horizontal Art History).
  Muzeum Sztuki, Lódz, Horizontal Art History.
  Hertford College, Oxford University, Censorship in Central Europe after 1989
  Fudan University, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities – Forum for the Humanities, Shanghai, Writing Central European Art History
  University of Tsinghua, Beijing, Art History Department, Geography of Art
  “PATTERNS_Travelling Lecture Set,” ERSTE Foundation (Vienna), participation and co-organizing: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; University of Belgrade, Serbia; Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel: „Souvenirs: Repressed Historical and Personal Memory In Israeli and Polish Cultures”, Traumatophilia and Traumatophobia. On the post-Communist Museum Culture.
  Universiteit Gent, 1st Congress of the European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies “Europa! Europa?”, key-note speech European Avant-garde and its Horizontal Art History.
  “1968, 1989”, Museum of Modern Art., Warsaw: Museums after 1989 in East-Central Europe
  „’Frech Theory’ in Poland”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan: Pro domo sua and/ or Humanities after Deconstruction
2007 CAA Congress, New York, session: “Art after Communism”: Beyond Freedom/ Beyond Democracy.
  Poznan Scientific Association, evening lecture to celebrate 150 anniversary of the Association: Art and Democracy, here and now
  “Holocaust”, The Institute of History, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan: Artist in Auschwitz.
  New Bulgarian University, Sofia, On the Post-Communist Censorship in Art
  “Art and the Holocaust”, National Art Gallery “Zacheta”, Warsaw (chairing the panel discussion)
  Seminars: Curator between broker and critic and Documenta – paradigmatic exhibitions, Jagiellonian University, curatorial studies
  Documenta 12, Kassel, lecture: On the censorship in art in Central Europe.
  “Different Modernisms, Different Avant-Gardes”, KUMU – ESTI Kunstmuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia; Modernism after the End of Modern Art.
  AICA Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Traumatophobia: New Museums in Post-Communist Europe.
  Geisteswissenschaftlishes Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas an der Universität Leipzig (GWZO): How to Write a History of Central European Art.
  Institut fur Slawistik, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Censoring Art in Poland and Beyond.
  Kultur Fabrik Kampnagel, Hamburg, Censorship in Post-Communist Eastern Europe.
2006 CAA Congress, Boston, chairing the session „Art and Democracy in Central Europe”
  Kunstiteaduse Instituut, Esti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia
  Tranzit discussions: “Who writes the history of art” – Collegium Budapest
  Tranzit workshop: “Patterns – discussion on publications on Central and South-Eastern Europe”, Bratislava
  Polsky Institut, Umelecko-historicka spolecnost, Vysoka skola vytvarnych umeni, Bratislava
  “SocialEast: Forum on the Arts and Visual Culture in Eastern Europe”, Seminar: Art and Ideology, Manchester Metropolitan University
  Art and Politics: Case-Studies from Eastern Europe, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas
2005 Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
  Committee of Art Sciences, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw
  Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
  Academy of Fine Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania
  Osaka University, Japan
  Tsukuba University, Japan
  Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin
2004 Association of Art Historians: 30th Annual Conference “Old/New?”; session: “Art, History and Memory in Post-war Eastern and Central Europe”, The University of Nottingham
  “Art Peripheries”, Pecs, Hungary
  “L’Espace public et l’art contemporain”, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon
  “Geography of Changes”, Kunstmuseum Bern
  Westfälicher Kunstverein, Münster
  “Art and its Strategies: between Aesthetics and Politics”, Slovenian Society of Aesthetics, Ljubljana
  “Visuelle Erinnerungskulturen und Geschichtskonstruktionen in Deutschland und Polen I: 1800 bis 1939”, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
  “Nineteen-Fifty-Six: Legacies of Political Change in Art and Visual Culture”, Oxford Brooks University, School of Art and Humanities, History of Art Department, Oxford
  “Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series 2004: Boundaries”, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
  “L’artiste dans le champ sociale”, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris
  “Scènes polonaises. L’art contemporain entre utopie sociale et mélancolie postmoderne”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  AICA World Congress, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 Die nationalsozialistisce Rassen- und Vernichtungspolitik: Formen Kunstlerischer Erinnerung in Osteuropa, Universität Heidelberg
  guest lecture to Polish Institute in Tel Aviv, Isreal
  Art and Market, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava
2002 Polyphony of Voices/ Polifonia glosów, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków
  Austausch und Transformation. Internationaler Workshop zur Ausstellung
  „Avantgarden. Kunst in Mitteleuropa, 1910-1930, Einstein Forum/ Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  UCLA: Center for European and Russian Studies/ LACMA: Rifkind Study Center, Los Angeles, USA
  Der öffentliche Raum – eine neue Kulturbüne, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
2001 College Art Association 89th Annual Congress, Chicago
  The History of Exhibition, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
  Art Today, [Polish] Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Warsaw
2000 Denkmäler in Kiel und Posen. Parallelen und Kontraste, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany
  Time: Art History for the Millennium, CIHA, 13th International Congress of the Art History, London
1999 Art and Indeology in the Divided Europe of the 1950s., Zagrzeb, Croatia
  Identity and Diversity, AICA World Congress, Warsaw, Poland
  After the Wall. Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 Shifting Borders, College Art Association, Toronto, Canada
  The Second International Congress: Culture of the Time of Transformation – The Cultural Identity of Central/ Eastern Europe, Poznan, Poland
  Borders. Aspects of the Geography of Art: Nations, Regions, Centers, Provinces; University of East Anglia, World Art Studies, Norwich, UK
  Visiting lectures on post-war Central European art, Polish Cultural Institute, London, UK
  Visiting lecture: “On the Geography of Art”, Ustav dejin umeni (Institute of Art History), Akademie ved Ceske republiky (Czech Academy of Sciences), Prague
  Body and the East, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  Katarzyna Kobro, 1898-1951, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz
1997 Transformationsprozesse im künstlerichen Bereich. Ein Vergleich zwischen den Erfarungen von Kulturschaffenden und Kulturinstitutionen der DDR und Polens. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Jakob-Kaiser Haus, Weimar, Germany
  Internationalism and Genius Loci; AICA – Poland, Warsaw
  Visiting lectures on Polish post-war art in Polish Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Art in the Period of Polish People Republic. Methods and objects, The Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
1996 Space in Space; International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Bratislava, Slovakia
  Crossroads in Central Europe: Ideas, Themes, Methods in Contemporary Art and Art Criticism; International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Institut Francais, Budapest, Hungary
  Die Depots der Kunst, Sammlungs- und Dokumentationszentrum Kunst der DDR, Burg Beeskow, Beeskow, Germany
  Das Museum als Ort des Fremden, ICOM Deutschland, Berlin
1995 The Artist and National Identity, Birkbeck College, University of London
  Das Ende der Ästhetik des Widerstands? Polnische Kunst nach 1945, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  Development of Contemporary Art in the Post-Socialist Countries of Eastern and Central Europe, Minsk, Belarus
1994 Culture of the Time of Transformation, Poznan, Poland; Chair Person of the Visual Art Section
  III Congreso “Cultura Europea”, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
  Forum Guardini “Kunstvermittlung und Kunstkritik auf der unsicheren Seite, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
  Henryk Stazewski, 1894-1988, Muzeum Sztuki, Lódz, Poland
1993 Wladyslaw Strzeminski, 1893-1952, Muzeum Sztuki in Lódz, Poland
  Totalitarianisms and Traditions, Slovak Akademy of Sciences, Bratislava-Smolenice, Slovakia
1991 Nationalism and Internationalism in the Modern Art of Eastern and East-Central Europe, 1900-1945, the CAA Conference, Washington, D.C., USA
1990 Russian Art of the Avant-Garde, Doctoral Program in Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., USA
1988 Art and History, Krakow, Poland
1986 Nation, State and Cultural Production (Section of the Annual Conference of the AAH), Brighton, England [my paper was read by the organizers, because I did not get a passport]
1985 Crisis in Art, Lublin, Poland
1984 Art after 1945, Warsaw, Poland
1983 Constructivism, Dada & Merz, Hannover, Germany
1981 Art in the Inter-War Period, Warsaw, Poland

Selected Honors and other Awards

2010 Igor Zabel Awards for Culture and Theory, Barcelona
2007 The Prime Minister Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievements, Warsaw
2006 Dlugosz Prize for the best book in the humanities in 2005 (“The Avant-Garde in the Shadow of Yalta”), Krakow
2006 The Minister of Education Prize, Warsaw
2000 Nomination for the „Nike” book award for the „Meanings of Modernism”, Warsaw, Poland
1997 The City Council of Poznan Prize for the exhibition: “The Thaw. Polish Art ca. 1956”
1993 Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism, Warsaw, Poland
1986 The Minister of Education Prize, Warsaw, Poland
1983 Dettloff Prize of the Association of Art Historians, Warsaw, Poland


  Association of Art Historians, UK
  College Art Association, USA
  The International Council of Museums “ICOM”
  Historians of German and Central European Art and Architecture (Affiliated Society of the CAA)
2009-2010 European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies, EAM (Network Chair)
1997-2003 International Association of Art Critics, “AICA” (Vice-president of Polish Section)
1996-1999 Poznan Scientific Society, Poland (Chair of the Art History Committee, 1996 – 1999)
1987-1989 Association of Art Historians, Poland (Chair of the Poznan Branch)



1) Metafizyka obrazu [the Metaphysics of the Picture. On the Art Theory and Artistic Attitude of S.I.Witkiewicz], Poznan, Adam Mickiewicz University Press, 1985, pp. 130
2) Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Warszawa, KAW [State Publishing Agency], 1989, pp. 167
3) Dekada [The Decade. On the artistic culture of the 1970s. in Poland], Poznan, Obserwator Publishers, 1991, pp. 87
4) Artysta miedzy rewolucja i reakcja. Studium z zakresu etycznej historii sztuki awangardy rosyjskiej [Artist between the Revolution and Reaction. A study on Russian avant-garde and politics] Poznan, Adam Mickiewicz Uniwersity Press, 1993, pp. 170
5) W cieniu Duchampa. Notatki nowojorskie [In the Shadow of Duchamp. The New York Notes], Poznan, Obserwator Publishers, 1996, pp. 163
6) Znaczenia modernizmu. W strone historii sztuki polskiej po 1945 roku [Meanings of Modernism. Towards a History of Polish Art after 1945], Poznan, Rebis Publishing House, 1999, pp. 289
7) Awangarda w cieniu Jalty. Sztuka w Europie Srodkowo-Wschodniej, 1945-1989 [Avant-Garde in the Shadow of Yalta. Art in Central-Eastern Europe, 1945-1989], Poznan: REBIS Publishing House, 2005, pp. 502; English edition: In the Shadow of Yalta. Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989, London: Reaktion Books, 2009, pp. 487
8) Sztuka wedlug Polityki [Art after Politics], Kraków: Universitas, 2007, pp. 259
9) Agorafilia. Sztuka i demokracja w postkomunistycznej Europie [Agoraphilia. Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe], Poznan: Rebis, 2010, pp. 300; English edition in press: London Reaktion Books

Books, journals and exhibition catalogues edited

1) Galeria odNOWA, 1964-1969 [The odNOWA Gallery, 1964-1969], Poznan, National Museum, 1993, pp. 99 [exhibition cat.: editor and coauthor]
2) Odwilz. Sztuka ok. 1956 [The “Thaw”. Polish Art ca. 1956], Poznan, National Museum, 1996, pp. 316 [exhibition cat.: editor and coauthor]
3) Jaroslaw Kozlowski: Przestrzenie czasu/ Spaces of Time, National Museum, Poznan 1997, pp. 92 [exhibition cat.: editor and coauthor]
4) Atrium Quaestiones, Adam Mickiewicz University Press, Poznan, [coeditor with Wojciech Suchocki, coauthor]: VIII (1997) pp. 198; IX (1998) pp. 237; X (2000) pp. 307; XI (2000) pp. 350; XII (2001) pp. 469; XIII (2002) pp. 371; XIV (2003) pp. 392; XV (2004) pp. 288; XVI (2005) pp. 314; XVII, 2006, pp. 429, XVIII, pp. 328, XIX, pp. 353, XX, pp. 256
5) Zofia Kulik: From Siberia to Cyberia, National Museum, Poznan 1999, pp. 147 [exhibition cat.: editor and coauthor]
6) Grenzen überwinded. Festschrift für Adam S. Labuda zum 60. Geburstag [coeditor with Katja Bernhardt, coauthor] Berlin: Lukas Verlag, 2006, pp. 262
7) Centropa, “Nationalism and Democracy” (guest editor and coauthor) New York, Vol. 8, No.1 January 2008, pp. 5-15


1) “Przeciwko instytucjom” [Against the Institutions], in: Sztuka (a bimonthly), Warszawa, 1976, No 6, pp. 52-56
2) “Witkacy jako Portrecista” [Witkacy as a Portrait Painter], in: Sztuka, Warszawa, 1978, No 2, pp. 28-30
3) “Demoniczny fotograf” [the Demonic Photographer], in: Teksty (a bimonthly of Polish Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Literary Studies), Warszawa, 1980, No 2, pp. 171-178
4) “Portrety i spoleczenstwo” [Portraits and Society], in: Problemy interpretacji dziela sztuki i jego funkcjii spolecznych [Selected Questions of the Interpretation of an Art Work and its Social Functions], ed. by K.Kalinowski, Poznan, A. Mickiewicz University Press, 1980, pp. 154-168
5) “Utopie rewolucji” [Utopias of the Revolution], in: Miesiecznik Literacki (a monthly), Warszawa, 1980, No 9, pp. 138–141; an English language version: “Utopias of the Revolution”, in: Polish Art Study (an annual journal published by Polish Academy of Science, the Institute of Art), vol. III, Wroclaw 1982, pp. 275-279
6) “Dialektyka kryzysu” [The Dialectics of Crisis], in: Miesiecznik Literacki, Warszawa, 1981, No 1, pp. 65-70
7) “Sztuka a okres miniony” [Art and the Past Period], in: Miesiecznik Literacki, Warszawa, 1982, No 9, pp. 50–56; see also: “Bez zgody” [Without Permission], Tygodnik Powszechny, 1982, No 48, p. 4
8) “Witkacy i paradygmat awangardy” [Witkacy and the Paradigm of the Avant-Garde], in: Sztuka dwudziestolecia miedzywojennego [Art in the Inter-War Period], Warszawa, Polish Scientific Publishers, 1982, pp. 113-125
9) “La Firme de Portaits”, in: Presences polonaises, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1983, pp. 74-81
10) “Retoryka banknotu” [The Rhetoric of the Bank-note], in: Artium Quaestiones, vol. II, Poznan, Adam Mickiewicz University Press, 1983, pp. 131-143
11) “Kosmos i forma” [Cosmos and Form], in: Biuletyn Historii Sztuki, The Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Science, Warszawa 1985, No 3-4, pp. 319-325; an English language version: “Cosmos and Form”, in: Polish Art Studies, Polish Academy of Science, The Institute of Art, vol. IX, Wroclaw 1988, pp. 211-222
12) “Autonomia, symbol, utopia” [Autonomy, Symbol, Utopia. The Avant-Garde and the Theories of Transcendency of Form], in: Artium Quaestiones, vol. III, Poznan, Adam Mickiewicz University Press, 1986, pp. 109-129
13) “Oblicze artystycznego Poznania” [The Image of Artistic Culture in Poznan in the 20th Century], Kronika Miasta Poznania (a quarterly), vol. LV, Poznan 1987, No 1, pp. 19-30
14) “On the Ethos of the Polish Artist,” in: Art Monthly, No 103, London, February 1987, pp. 11-15
15) “Filozofia gestu” [The Philosophy of Gesture], in: Sztuka Polska po 1945 [Polish Art after 1945], Warszawa, Polish Scientific Publishers, 1987, pp. 243-253
16) “Kryzys awangardy czy kryzys sztuki” [Crisis of the Avant-Garde or the Crisis of Art], in: Kryzysy w sztuce [Crisis in Art], Warszawa, Polish Scientific Publishers, 1988, pp. 167-176; this text had been published former in: Przeglad Powszechny (a monthly), Warszawa 1987, No 5, pp. 196-210
17) “Autokomentarz destrukcyjny” [The Destructive Autocommentary], in: Autokomentarz artysty [The Autocommentary of the Artist], Proceedings of the Academy of Fine Arts, No 2/20, Warszawa 1987, pp. 114-128; partly published also in: Res Publica (a monthly), Warszawa 1988, No 10, pp. 53-58, and in France as: “L’Autocommentaire destructeur,” in: Ligeia (a quarterly), No 3-4, Paris 1989, pp. 129-134
18) “La conception plastique du theatre chez Witkiewicz,” in: Ligeia (a quarterly), No 2, Paris 1988, pp. 60-71
19) “Art in the Crucible of History,” in: The Polish Review, vol. XXXIII, New York 1988, No 2, pp. 123-142
20) “Documenta 8”, in: Szkice (an underground quarterly), No 8, Warszawa 1988, pp. 47-52
21) “Awangarda uwiklana”[The Avant-Garde Involved], Szkice, No 9, Warszawa 1989, pp. 19-26
22) “The Poverty of the Avant-Garde”, in: Center 10. Research Reports and Record of Activity, National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, Washington D.C. 1990, pp. 67-68
23) “The Dialectics of Destiny”, in: Artium Quaestiones, vol. V, Poznan, Adam Mickiewicz University Press, 1991, pp. 85-98
24) “W kregu dyskusji postmodernistycznych” [On the Post-Modern Debate], in: Artium Quaestiones, vol. V, 1991, pp. 156-165
25) “Wielkie kwestie i martwa natura” [The Great Questions and Still–Life. On Art in the 1930s.], Sztuka lat trzydziestych (Art in the Thirties), Warszawa, the Association of Art Historians, 1991, pp. 5-16
26) “Awangarda i historia” [The Avant-Garde and History], Sztuka i Historia [Art and History], Warszawa, Polish Scientific Publishers, 1992, pp. 325-334; former, it has been already published in: Sprawozdania Komisji Historii Sztuki Poznanskiego Towarzystwa Przyjaciol Nauk [Proceedings of the Art History Section of the Poznan Scientific Society], vol. 106, Poznan 1989, pp. 50-59; in French: “Avant-garde et histoire,” in: Ligeia, No. 11-12, Paris, Decembre 1992, pp. 5-11
27) “Moralnosc Inc.”[Morality Inc. On the Robert Mapplethorpe Affaire], in: Czas Kultury [a monthly], 1992, No 3, pp. 34-39
28) “W poszukiwaniu alternatywy; odpowiadajac Beuysowi” [In Search of an Alternative. Responding to Beuys], in: Obieg [a monthly], 1992, No 4 – 5, pp. 9-14; a shorter and English version: “In Search of an Alternative”, in: The Wealth of Nations, ed. C. Lauf, Ghent, Imschoot uitgevers, 1993, pp. 55-59, 60-64; enlarged version: “In Search of an Alternative”, in: Actes del III Congreso ‘Cultura Europea’, Universidad de Navarra, Aranzadi Editorial, Pamplona 1966, pp. 371-376; reprinted: „W poszukiwaniu alternatywy – odpowiadajac Beuysowi/ In Search for an Alternative – a Response to Beuys”, Aneta Szylak, Jan Sowa (eds.) Na okraglo: 1989 – 2009/ Over and Over Again: 1989 – 2009, Wroclaw: Korporacja Ha!art/ BWA – Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej, 2009, pp. 131-144.
29) “Lyon w Lodzi, Lódz w Lyonie” [Lyon in Lodz, Lodz in Lyon], in: Odra [a monthly], 1992, No 10, pp. 86-88
30) “Mezczyzna idacy do nieba. Documenta IX” [Man walking to the Sky. Documenta IX], in: Czas Kultury [a monthly], 1992, No 6, pp. 4-9
31) “Wlodzimierz Borowski; rewizja historii sztuki” [Wlodzimierz Borowski; The Revision of Art History], in: Odra [a monthly], 1992, No 12, pp. 93-94
32) “Galeria odNOWA” [The odNOWA Gallery], in: Exit [a quarterly], Warszawa 1993, No 2, pp. 594-595
33) “Przedmiot jako kultura. Duchamp i Ameryka sladami Baudrillarda” [Object as Culture. Duchamp and America – tracing Baudrillard], in Format [a quarterly], Wroclaw 1993, No 8-9, pp. 3-5, 112
34) “Art and Independence: Polish Art in the 1920s”, in: Artium Quaestiones, Vol. VI, Poznan, Adam Mickiewicz University Press, 1993, pp. 31-37
35) “Czy Nowy Jork ukradl idee wolnosci ?” [Did New York steal the Idea of Freedom ?], in: Krytyka [a quarterly], No 41-42, Warszawa 1993, pp. 281-285
36) “Ameryka-Europa”, in: Kresy [a quarterly], No 16, Lublin, Fall 1993, pp. 232-238
37) “Z bluznierczej historii sztuki” [From the Blasphemous History of Art], in: Andres Serano. Prace z lat 1986-1992, Warszawa, Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej, 1994, pp. 7-18; English version in: Andres Serrano. Works from 1986-1992, Warsaw, Center for Contemporary Art, 1994, pp. 7-18; also: “Iz bogokletne zgodovine umetnosti/ From the Blasphemous History of Art,” in: Andres Serrano, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, 1994
38) “Listy z Nowego Jorku” [The New York Letters], part: I, II, III, IV, in: Nowy Nurt, 1994, No.: 9 (p. 12), 10 (pp. 13-14), 12 (p. 12), 13 (pp. 13-14)
39) “Post-modernism and Post-totalitarianism. The Poland Case of the 1970s”, in: ARS, No. 2-3, 1993, Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava 1994, pp. 231-242; enlarged version in Polish: “Postmodernizm i posttotalitaryzm”, in: Magazyn Sztuki, No. 4, 1994, pp. 56-73, and in the copies with English translations (also enlarged): “Post-Modernism and Post-Totalitarianism”, pp. 213-222
40) “Kunst und Geschichte: über die Grenzen der Polnischen Gegenwartskunst”, in: Der Riss im Raum. Positionen der Kunst seit 1945 in Deutschland, Polen, der Slovakei und Tschechien, Guardini Stiftung, Verlag der Kunst, Berlin 1994, pp. 58-64; Polish version in: Rysa w przestrzeni. Sztuka po 1945 roku w Czechach, Niemczech, Polsce i Slowacji, Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej Zacheta, Warszawa 1995, pp. 27-32
41) “Awangarda miedzy estetyka i polityka. Konstruktywizm w opinii publicznej, 1921-1934” [The Avant-Garde between Aesthetics and Politics. Constructivism as Seen by Public, 1921-1934], in: Wladyslaw Strzeminski, 1893-1952. Materialy z Sesji (1993), Biblioteka Muzeum Sztuki, Lódz 1994, pp. 108-124; in English in: Wladysla Strzeminski, 1893-1952. Materials of the Conference, The Museum Sztuki Library, Lódz 1995, pp. 108-122
42) “Cialo artysty/ The Artist’s Body”, in: Jerzy Beres: Zwidy, Wyrocznie, Oltarze, Wyzwania, National Museum, Poznan 1995, pp. 33-39 [Polish version], pp. 40-46 [English version]; also in: Art and National Identity in Poland and England. Papers delivered at the University of London History of Art Conference, ed. A. Kwilecka, F. Ames-Lewis, Dept. of History of Art, Birkbeck College, London 1996, pp. 135-148; „Telo umelca. Jerzy Beres”, w: Rezonancie ’98, ed. Z. Bartošova, Bratislava: AICA, Slovenska Sekcia, 2001, pp. 87-100
43) “Henryk Stazewski – modernista ?” [Henryk Stazewski – The Modernist ?], in: Odra, 1995, No. 5, pp. 62-68
44) “Ambivalenses Kunster/ Man among Ambivalences”, in: Terskel/Threshold, No. 15, September 1995, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo 1995, pp. 7-23; Polish edition: “Czlowiek wsród ambiwalencji/ Man among Ambivalences”, in: Magazyn Sztuki, No. 6-7, 1995, pp. 134-151; Hungarian edition: “Ember az ambivalenciák között. Jaroslaw Kozlowski”, w: Balkon, Budapest, 1997, No. 1-2, pp. 42-44.
45) “The Old Attitude and the New Faith”, in: Beyond Belief: Contemporary Art from East Central Europe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 1995, pp. 34-45; enlarged version: “Poza stara i nowa wiara/ Beyond the Old and New Belief”, in: Magazyn Sztuki, No. 10, 1996, pp. 144-176
46) “Rosja i Ameryka; awangarda i modernizm” [Russia and America; the Avant-Garde and Modernism], in: Artium Quaestiones, No. VII, Poznan 1995, pp. 153-170
47) “Die Kunst im Spiegel der Geschichte,” in: Der Riss im Raum. Dokumentation, Gaurdini Stiftung, Berlin 1995, pp. 25-37; English version: “Art on the Mirror Stage”, in: Crossroads in Central Europe/ Carrefours en Europe centrale: Ideas, Themen, Methods and Problems of Contemporary Art and Art Criticism/ Des idée, des méthodes et des problémes de l’art et du critique d’art contemporains, Association of Hungarian Creative Artists/ Association Nationale des Artistes Créatifs Hongrois, Budapest 1996, pp. 62-71
48) “Modernismus und sozialistische Kultur im Polen der späten 50 Jahre”, in: Die Depots der Kunst, Dokumentationszentrum Kunst der DDR, Beeskow [1997] pp. 40-46
49) “Art versus History; History versus Art,” in: Art from Poland, 1945-1996, Zacheta, Warsaw 1997, pp. 209-257
50) „Post-War Central Europe: Art, History, and Geography,” in: Krasnogruda, No. 8, Sejny (Poland) – Stockholm 1998, pp. 27-34; smaller version: „Iskustwo w kontiekst”, in: Kultura, [Sofia, Bulgaria], No. 32, 1998, pp. 9, 12.
51) „W strone nowej geografii artystycznej/ Towards a New Geography of Art”, w: Magazyn Sztuki, No. 19 (3/98), 1998, pp. 76-99; smaler version: „Framing Central Europe”, in: Moscow Art Magazine, No. 22, 1998, pp. 55-66, and: „’Rámováni’ stredni Evropy”, in: Umélec, Praha, 1999, No. 4, pp. 34-35.
52) „Moško umetnikovo telo. Nacionalna identiteta proti politiki identitete / Male Artist’s Body. National Identity vs. Identity Politics”, in: M’Ars, Ljubjana: Moderne Galerije, No. 1-2, 1998, pp. 14-30; „Male Artist’s Body: National Identity vs. Identity Politics”, w: ArtMargins. Contemporary Central and Eastern European Visual Culture , www.gss.ucsb.edu/artmargins [5 December, 1999]; reprinted: Primary Documents. A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since 1950s, eds. L. Hoptman & T. Pospiszyl, New York/ Cambridge MA: MOMA/ The MIT Press, 2002, 225-234 and also „Mail Artist’s Body: National Identity vs. Identity Politics”, Bojana Pejic (ed.) Gender Check: A Reader. Art and Theory on Eastern Europe, Köln: Walther König, 2010, pp. 127-137; larger version in Polish: „Sztuka meskiego ciala: tozsamosc narodowa i polityka tozsamosci”, w: Format, No. 31-32, 1999, s. 15-20
53) „Miedzy koloryzmem a modernizmem. W strone estetyki recepcji malarstwa Piotra Potworowskiego” [Between Colorism and Modernism. Towards the Reception Aesthetics of Piotr Potworowski Painting], in: Piotr Potworowski, 1898-1962, Warszawa: Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej „Zacheta”, 1998, pp. 45-54
54) „Between History and Geography: in Search for the Identity of Central Europe”, in: Culture of the Time of Transformation. II International Congress: The Cultural Identity of the Central-Eastern Europe, Poznan: WiS Publishers, 1999, pp. 39-45
55) „The Grey Zone of Europe”, in: After the Wall. Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe, Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1999, pp. 35-41; shorter Polish version: „Szara strefa Europy”, Format, No. 33/34, Wroclaw 2000, 54-60; Ukrainian version: „Cira zona Efropy”, Sucasnost, Kijiv, No. 1/ 2002, 140-149
56) „Obraz po wielkiej wojnie” [A Painting after Bloodshed], in: Sztuka w okresie PRL-u, ed. T. Gryglewicz, A. Szczerski, Kraków: Instytut Historii Sztuki UJ, 1999, pp. 13-25
57) „Sztuka w czasie koñca utopii”, in: Biuletyn Historii Sztuki, No. 3-4, 1999, p. 267-282
58) „Sztuka wedlug polityki/ Art after Politics”, in: Negocjatorzy sztuki wobec rzeczywistosci/ Negotiators of Art facing Reality, Gdansk: Centrum Sztuki „Laznia”, 2000, pp. 20-34, 139-147; shorter Ukrainian version: „Mistiectvo zgidno z politikoj”, in: Kritika, No. 11 (37), Kijiv listopad 2000, 16-22
59) „L’autre Europe”, in: L’autre moitié de l’Europe, red. D. Abadie, Paris: Gelerie National du Jeu de Paume/ Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2000, pp. 19-32
60) „Totalitarianism and Modernism: The ‘Thaw’ and Informel Painting in Central Europe, 1955-1965”, in: Artium Quaestiones, Vol. X, Poznan 2000, pp. 119-174; short version: „Modernism in Central Europe in the late 1950s”, Art Margins. Contemporary Central and Eastern European Visual Culture, www.artmargins.com
61) „Modernism and Socialist Culture: Polish Art in the late 1950s”, in: Style and Socialism. Modernity and Material Culture in Post-War Eastern Europe, ed. S. E. Reid, D. Crowley, Oxford & New York: Berg Publishers, 2000, pp. 133-147
62) „Modernism and Totalitarianism II. Myths of Geometry: Neo-Constructivism in Central Europe, 1948-1970”, Artium Quaestiones, Vol. XI, Poznan 2000, 101-154
63) „The Geography of Central/ East European Art”, Borders in Art. Revisiting Kunstgeographie, ed. K. Murawska-Muthesius, University of East Anglia, Norwich/ Institute of Art, Warsaw 2000, 43-50; also: “The Geography of Central and East European Art”, On Cultural Influence. Collected Papers from Apexart International Conferences, Steven Rand, Heather Kouris (eds.), New York: Apexart, 2006, ss. 97-105.
64) „Miedzy totalitaryzmem i demokracja. Pomnik ‘Poznanskiego Czerwca 1956’”, in: Kronika Miasta Poznania: ‘Pomniki’, Poznan 2001, No. 2, 195-210; in German: „Zwischen Totalitarismus und Demokratie: Das Denkmal zum Posener Juni 1956”, in: Denkmäler in Kiel und Posen. Parallelen und Kontraste, Kiel: Verlag Ludvig, 2002, 250-264
65) „Surrealistyczne interregnum”, Mistrzowi, red. T. Gryglewicz, Kraków: Instytut Historii Sztuki, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, 2001, 297-326
66) „Krytyka obrazu. W strone neoawangardy Europy Srodkowej lat szescdziesiatych” [Critique of the Painting: Towards the Neo-Avant-Garde in Central Europe in the 1960s], Artium Quaestiones, Vol. XII, 2001, pp. 161-238
67) „Framing of the Central Europe”, 2000+ ArtEast Collection. The Art of Eastern Europe. A Selection of Works for the International and National Collection of Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Innsbruck: Orangerie Congress/ Wien-Bozen: Folio Verlag, 2001, pp. 15-22; in Romania: „Framing of the Central Europe”, La Biennale di Venezia. 51 Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte. Romanian Pavilion/ Pavilionul Romaniei, 2005, pp. 514-550
68) „Obraza uczuc. Odbiór sztuki krytycznej w Polsce”, Res Publica Nowa, Warszawa, No. 3/2002, pp. 40-44
69) „Modernity and Nationalism. Avant-Garde and Polish Independence, 1912-1922”, Central European Avant-Gardes: Exchange and Transformation, 1910-1930, Los Angeles/ Cambridge MA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art/ The MIT Press, 2002, pp. 312-326
70) [selection and commentaries devoted to Polish avant-garde]: Between Worlds. A Sourcebook of Central European Avant-Gardes, 1910-1930, ed. T. O. Benson & E. Forgacs, Los Angeles CA./ Cambridge MA.: Los Angeles County Museum of Art/ The MIT Press, 2002
71) (co-author) „East Art Map: a (Re)construction of the History of Art in Eastern Europe”, New Moment, No. 20, Ljubljana 2002; reprinted: „Poland”, East Art Map. Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe, IRWIN (ed.), London: Afterall Book, 2006, pp. 245-251.
72) „O ‘sztuce dzis’, a wiec ‘tu i teraz’” (On ‘Art Today’ or „Here and Now’), Sztuka dzisiaj. Materialy z sesji Stowarzyszenia Historyków Sztuki (Warszawa, listopad 2001), ed. M. Poprzecka, Warszawa: Stowarzyszenie Historyków Sztuki, 2002, pp. 17-26
73) „Nad mapa neoawangardy Europy Srodkowej lat siedemdziesiatych XX wieku/ Drawing a Map of the Central European neo-avant-garde in the 1970s.”, Artium Quaestiones, Vol. XIII, Poznan 2002, pp. 125-228
74) “Ein neue Kunst – ein neuer Staat”, Der neue Staat. Polinische Kunst, 1918-1939, zwischen Experiment und Repräsentation, R. Schuler & G. Gawlik (eds.), Wien: Leopold Museum/ Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2003, pp. 51-68
75) “The Avant-Garde Institutionalised? The 1932 City of Lódz Art Prize Awarded to Wladyslaw Strzeminski”, Umeni/ Art. Casopis Ústavu dejin umeni Akademie ved Ceské republiky/ Journal of the Institute for Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2003, No. 3, pp. 211-218
76) “Agorafobia po komunizmie/ Postkommunistische Agoraphobia”, Publiczna przestrzen dla sztuki?/ Öffentlisher Raum für Kusnt? M. A. Potocka (ed.), Kraków/ Wien: Bunkier Sztuki, Inter Esse/ Triton Verlag, 2003, pp. 179-237. In English with the Czech summery: „Agoraphobia after Communism”, Umeni/ Art. Casopis Ústavu dejin umeni Akademie ved Ceské republiky/ Journal of the Institute for Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2004, No. 1, pp. 52-60; different and enlarged version: „Visual Art Policy in Poland: Democracy, Populism and Censorship”, Populism. The Reader, New York/ Frankurt am Main: Lukac & Sternberg/ Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2005, pp. 187-193; in Romania: „Cenzura crucificarii: arta, politica si democratie in Polonia/ To Censor the Crucifixion, and Democracy in Poland”, Idea. Arta+Societate/ Art+Society, No. 20, 2005, pp. 148-155; in Ukraine: “Aforabia pislia komunizmy”, Kijewskaja rys, Kiew, No. 7-8, 2009, ss. 181-199.
77) “Cialo i tozsamosc. Sztuka ciala w Europie Srodkowej/ Body and Identity. The Body Art in Central Europe”, Artium Quaestiones, Vol. XIV, Poznan 2003, pp. 201-256.
78) “Central Europe in the Face of Unification”, Who if not we should at least try to imagine the future of all this, eds. Maria Hlavajova and Jill Winder, Amsterdam: Artimo, 2004, pp. 271-281, and www.artmargins.com
79) „Auschwitz versus Auschwitz”, Pro Memoria, No. 20, (January 2004), pp. 15-23. In English: “Auschwitz vs. Auschwitz”, Zerstörer des Schweigens. Formen künstlerischer Erinnerung an die nationalsozialistische Rassen- und Vernichtungspolitik in Osteuropa, Frank Grüner, Urs Heftrich, Hans-Dietrich Löwe (hrsg.), Köln: Böhlau, 2006, pp. 515-530.
80) “Geography of Changes – Changes of Geography?”, Anxiety of Influence. Bachalors, Brides, and a Family Romance, ed. Adam Budak, Bern: Stadtgalerie, 2004, pp. 84-97.
81) “Od nacjonalizacji do socjalizacji polskiego modernizmu, 1913-1950”, Artium Quaestiones, No. XV, 2004, pp. 97-138.
82) “Polska sztuka miedzy totalitaryzmem a demokracja”, Warszawa-Moskwa, Moskwa-Warszawa, 1900-2000, ed. Maria Poprzecka, Warszawa: Narodowa Galeria Sztuki “Zacheta”, 2004, pp. 87-98; in Russian: „Polskoje iskustvo miezdu totalitarizmom i diemokracjej”, Moskva-Warszawa Warszawa-Moskva, 1900-2000, Moskva: Gosudarstviennaja Trietiakovskaja Galerja, 2005, pp. 98-106
83) „Between Place and Time: a Critical Geography of ‘New’ Central Europe”, Time and Place. The Geohistory of Art, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann and Elizabeth Pilliod (eds.), Hants: Ashgate, 2005, pp. 153-171
84) „Nagroda Rembrandta”, Tadeusz Kantor. Interior imaginacji, Jaroslaw Suchan i Marek Swica (eds.), Warszawa/ Kraków: Narodowa Galeria Sztuki Zacheta/ Osrodek dokumentacji sztuki Tadeusza Kantora Cricoteka, 2005, pp. 33-45: English version: „The Rembrandt Prize”, Tadeusz Kantor. Interior of Imagination, Jaroslaw Suchan and Marek Swica (red.), Warszawa/ Kraków: National Gallery of Art Zacheta/ Center of the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, 2005, pp. 33-45
85) “O koncu Europy Srodkowej i praktykach kuratorskich” [On the End of Central Europe and Curatorial Practice], Mowa i moc obrazów. Prace dedykowane Marii Poprzeckiej, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2005, pp. 398-404
86) „Art Criticism in Defence of Regionalisation in post-1989 Eastern Europe”, The Regionalisation of Art Criticism: Its Possibility and Interventions in Space, AICA, Taiwan, 2005, pp. 13-21.
87) „Von der Neoavantgarde zur kritishes Kunst – vom weichen Socialismus zur unvollkommenen Democratie/ From Neo-Avant-Garde to Critical Art – From Soft Socialism to Imperfect Democracy”, Kontakt… aus der Sammlung der Erste Bank-Gruppe/ Kontakt… works from the collection of Erste Bank Group, Wien: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 2006, pp. 62-73.
88) „Bridging the Past and Present”, Katrin Klingan & Ines Kappert (ed.) Leap into the City, Cologne: DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, 2006, pp. 358-371.
89) „Mapping the Legacy of the Political Change of 1956 in East European Art”, Third Text, London: Routledge, Vol. 20, Issue, 2, March, 2006, pp. 211-221.
90) “Drang nach Westen. The Visual Rhetoric of Polish ‘Western Politics,’ in the 1930s”, Visuelle Erinnerungskulturen und Geschchtskonstruktionen in Deutschland und Polen 1800 bis 1939, Robert Born, Adam S. Labuda, Beate Störtkuhl (hrsg), Warszawa: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 2006, pp. 465-480.
91) “On ‘Two Voices of Art History’”, Grenzen überwindend. Festschrift für Adam S. Labuda zum 60. Geburstag (coedited with Katja Bernhardt), Berlin: Lukas Verlag, 2006, pp. 42-56; also: in: Modernism and Central- and East-European Art & Culture, Osaka: Osaka University, 2007, pp. 319-337 in Polish: O “dwóch glosach historii sztuki”, Artium Quaestiones, vol. XVII, 2006, pp. 195-214.
92) „Sladami Louisa Althusera. O polityce autonomii i autonomii polityki w sztuce Europy Wschodniej”, www.obieg.pl/artmix/artmix13_01.php
93) “’Pazurami i dziobem’ w obronie demokracji”, www.obieg.pl/artmix/artmix15_01.php
94) „Biopolityka i demokracja” [Biopolitics and Democracy], Krzysztof Wodiczko. Doktor honoris causa Akademii Sztuk Pieknych w Poznaniu, Poznan: ASP, 2007, pp. 13-26. Reprintem: „Biopolityka i demokracja”, Czas Kultury, No. 4-5, 2007, pp. 189-201.
95) „Nova Demokracja – nova cenzura”, Vizualniat Obraz, Sofia: New Bulgarian University, 2007, pp. 13-25.
96) „From the Politics of Autonomy to the Autonomy of Politics”, Meno istorija ir kritika/ Art History & Criticism [Art and Politics: Case-Studies from Eastern Europe], No. 3, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas 2007, pp.18-24.
97) „Beyond Democracy”, Centropa, [Nationalism and Democracy], Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2008, pp. 5-15.
98) „Czy (wciaz) istnieje Europa Srodkowa i czy (jeszcze) ma cos do powiedzenia/ Does Central Europe (still) Exist, and Does it (still) Have Something Important to Say?”, Mediations Biennale, Poznan: Centrum Kultury „Zamek”, 2008, pp. 28-55.
99) „Jeneseits der Demokratie. Zum Verhältnis von Kunst, Staat und Kirche in Polen”, Springerin. Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, [My Religion], Vol. XIV, 2008, 4, pp. 42-47.
100) “On the Spatial Turn, or Horizontal Art History”, Umeni/ Art, No. 5, 2008, pp. 378-383. Shorter versions: „Towards Horizontal Art History”, Crossing Cultures. Conflict. Migration, and Convergence, Jaynie Anderson (ed.) Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press, 2009, pp. 82-85; „Towards a Horizontal History of the European Avant-Garde”, Europa! Europa? The Avant-Garde, Modernism and the Fate of a Continent, Sascha Bru et al. (eds.), Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009, pp. 49-58. Polish full version: “O horyzontalnej historii sztuki”, Artium Quaestiones, Vol. XX, Poznan: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, 2009, pp. 59-73. Shorter version: „On the Spatial Turn”, Christine Macel et al., Promises of the Past. A Discontinuous History of Art in Former Eastern Europe, Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2010, pp. 212-215 [also in French edition].
101) “How to Write a History of Central-East European Art?” Third Text, (London: Routledge) Vol. 23, No. 96, January 2009, pp. 5-14.
102) „Artysta w Auschwitz. O (nie)banalnosci sztuki”, Zaglada: wspólczesne problemy rozumienia i przedstawiania, Przemyslaw Czaplinski, Ewa Domanska (eds.), Poznan: Poznanskie Studia Polonistyczne, 2009, pp. 291-307.
103) “Modernism after the end of Modern Art/ Modernism parast moods kunsti loopu”, Different Modernisms, Different Avant-Gardes. Problems in Central and Eastern European Art after World War II/ Erinevad Modernismid, Erinevad Avangardid. Kesk-ja Ida-Euroopa Kunstiprobleemid Parast Teist Maailmosoda, Sirje Helme (ed.), Tallinn: Eesti Kunstimuuseum KUMU, 2009, pp. 208-233.
104) „Zbigniew Libera: anarchia i krytyka”, Zbigniew Libera. Prace z lat 1982-2008, Dorota Monkiewicz (red.), Warszawa: Zacheta – Nardowa Galeria Sztuki, ss. 8-18. English version:
Zbigniew Libera: Anarchy and Criticism”, Zbigniew Libera. Works from 1982-2008, Dorota Monkiewicz (ed.), Warsaw: Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, pp. 8-18.
105) “Gender after the Wall”, Gender Check. Feminity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, Bojana Pejic (ed.), Wien/ Cologne: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig/ Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, 2009, pp. 236-240. Polish edition: „Gender po murze”, Plec? Sprawdzam! Kobiecosc i meskosc w sztuce Europy Wschodniej, Warszawa: Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, 2010, pp. 75-79.
106) „New Museums in East-Central Europe. Between Traumaphobia and Traumaphilia”/ “Traumatofilia i traumatofobia. Nowe Muzea w Nowej Europie”, Clair Bishop, Marta Dziewanska (eds.) 1968/1989: Political Upheaval and Artistic Change/ Momenty zwrotne w polityce I sztuce, Warszawa: Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej, 2009, pp. 148-166, 418-437.
107) “Art after Politics” (in Chinese) Fudan Wenshi Jiangtang, Shanghai: Fudan University, 2010, pp. 195-212.
108) ”’Francuskie teorie’, amerykanska mediacja, polska redakcja. Pro domo sua i/lub humanistyka po dekonstrukcji”, Ewa Domanska, Miroslaw Loba (red.) French Theory w Polsce, Poznan: Wydawnictwo Poznanskie, 2010, pp. 105-116.

Short Reviews, Entries, Discussions, Interviews

1) “Henri Chopin w Galerii Akumulatory 2” [Henri Chopin in Akumulatory 2 Gallery] in: Nurt, Poznan 1975, No 8, pp. 34-35
2) “Sztuka elitarna” [Exclusive Art], in: Konfrontacje Studentów Szkól artystycznych [the Art Festival proceedings], Szczawno Zdrój, Warszawa 1977, pp. 47-55
3) “Prywatna czy publiczna ?” [Art Private or Public], in: Kultura, Warszawa 1977, No 39
4) “Akumulatory 2”, in: Literatura, Warszawa 1978, No 20, p. 13
5) “Potrzebna czy nie ?” [Art Necessary or Not], in: Kurier Festiwalowy, Warszawa 1978, No 4, ss. 1-2
6) “Foksal: wahania awangardy”[Foksal Gallery: the Hesitation of the Avant-Garde] in: Kultura, Warszawa 1979, No 31
7) “O ksiazce A. Turowskiego W kregu konstruktywizmu” [On Andrzej Turowski’s Book In the Cercle of Constructivism], w: Sztuka, Warszawa 1980, No 4, pp. 1-10
8) “Tablice Zofii Lipeckiej” [The Zofia Lipecka’s Boards], in: Zeszyty Literackie, Vol. VIII, No 29, Paris 1990, pp. 134-135
9) “Poza startem i meta” [Beyond Start and Finish], w: Res Publica, 1990, No 11, p. 158
10) [an exhibition catalogue foreword] Popiak, Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Poznan 1991
11) “Dlaczego Poznan jest nudny” [Why Art in Poznan is Boring], w: Gazeta Wyborcza/ Gazeta Wielkopolska, No 239/108, 1991
12) “Rób Graffiti” [Make Graffiti], in: Gazeta Wyborcza/ Gazeta Wielkopolska, No 251/119, 1991
13) “Fantastyczne lata piecdziesiate” [The Wonderful 1950s], in: Gazeta Wyborcza/ Gazeta Wielkopolska, No 256/124, 1991
14) “Notatki Profesora” [The Professor’s Notes], in: Gazeta Wyborcza/ Gazeta Wielkopolska, No 273/141, 1991
15) “Jakiej galerii poznaniacy potrzebyja” [What Kind of Gallery We Need in Poznan], in: Arkusz [a literary supplement to: Glos Wielkopolski] No 3, Poznan [January 23] 1992
16) “Natura zawoskowana”[Nature in Wax], in: Arkusz/ Glos Wielkopolski No 5, Poznan [March 19] 1992
17) “Pojawi sie nowe malarstwo” [Painting will Come] in: Arkusz/ Glos Wielkopolski No 7, Poznan [May 21] 1992
18) “Uswiadamianie stereotypu” [To Realize a Stereotype], in: Czas Kultury, Poznan 1993, No 2, pp. 66-69
19) “O Dekadzie i nie tylko” [On The Decade], in: Format, No. 3-4 (12-13), 1993, pp. 111-113
20) “Instalacje… w magazynie” [Instalations… in the Store], in: Dziennik Poznanski, Poznan 27.07.1994, p. 10
21) “Zrozumiec Europe” [Understanding Europe], in: Nowy Nurt, No. 17, 1994, pp. 13-14
22) “Jarmark z Reichstagiem” [Feast with Reichstag], in: Nowy Nurt, No. 17, 1995, p. 16
23) [review on “Magazyn Sztuki”], in: Unter einen Dach. Polnische Galerien zu Gast im “Podewil”, Podewil, Berlin 1995, pp. 58-59
24) “Os transeuropejska” [Transeuropean axis], in: Nowy Nurt, No. 1, 1996, pp. 14, 16
25) “Awangarda” [“The Avant-Garde,” an entry], in: Slownik terminologiczny sztuk pieknych (wydanie nowe) [The Dictionary of Fine Arts Terms], Warszawa 1996, pp. 27-28
26) “On the Road” (interview), in: Balkon (Budapest), No. 6, 1996, pp. 32-35
27) “O powolaniach artysty i biskupa” [On the Bishop’s and Artist’s Vocation] (interview), in: Kresy, No. 27, 1996, pp. 160-167
28) “Historyczny wymiar odwilzy/ The Historical Dimension of the Thaw” (interview), in: Magazyn Sztuki, No. 11, 1996, pp. 36-58
29) (Statement) in: Zur Problematik des Transformationsprozesses im künstelerischen Bereich. Ein Vergleich zwischen den Erfahrungen von Kulturschaffenden und Kulturinstitutionen der DDR und Polen. Tagungsdokumentation, Weimar 1997, pp. 48-50
30) (Discussion) in: W cieniu krzesla. Malarstwo i sztuka przedmiotu Tadeusza Kantora [In the Shadow of the Chair: Painting and the Art of the Object in the Work of Tadeusz Kantor], ed. T. Gryglewicz, Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Jagielonskiego, Kraków 1997, pp. 159, 164, 165-166
31) „Czy marginalizacja sztuki wspólczesnej?” [Marginalization of Contemporary Art?] (discussion), w: Format, No. 26/27 (1-2), 1998, pp. 2-7
32) „Wytracic z automatyzmu myslenia” [Throw out of Automatic Way of Thinking] (interview), w: Znak, No. 12, 1998, pp. 60-68
33) „Zofia Kulik: sztuka krytyczna” [Zofia Kulik: Critical Art], in: Pokaz, 1999 (III), p. 41-42
34) „Sestavljanje zgodovine/ sestavljanje sodobnosti – Constructing a history/ constructing a contemporaneity”, in: 2000+ ArtEast Collection. The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West from the 1960 to the Present, Ljubljana: Moderna Galerija/ Museum of Modern Art, 2000, p. 22-29
35) „Co to jest Lódz Kaliska”, in: Gazeta Malarzy i Poetów, 2000, No. 2 (34), p. 29-31
36) „Punkty widzenia. Spór o Zachete. List”, in: Znak, No. 4 (551), April 2001, 81-85
37) „Krzywe lustra”, in: Gazeta Wyborcza, July 5, 2001, 12
38) „Osobné spisy Jaroslawa Kozlowského”, Revue Svetovej Literatúry, (Bratislava) No. 4, 2001, pp. 169-171
39) „Nie przenoscie nam historii na Morasko”, Gazeta Wyborcza/ Poznan, 1.03.2002, p. 18
40) „Irreligia i wyzwania wolnosci” [discussion], Gazeta Malarzy i Poetów, Poznan, No. 1/2002, pp. 5-9
41) „Sa rzeczy od awangardy ciekawsze” [interview], Pro Arte, No. 16, 2002, pp. 30-36
42) “Prowokuje, wiec jestem”, Wprost, 2003, No. 36, pp. 98-100; see also: Wprost, 2003, No. 38, p. 9.
43) “O wystawie ‘Poznan nowoczesny. Sztuka lat 1956-1964’” [discussion], Gazeta Malarzy i Poetów, 2003, No. 5 (50), pp. 5-9.
44) “Zofia Kulik”, Rezonancie 2001, eds. Zuzana Bartošová, Bratislava: AICA, 2003, pp. 68-72.
45) “Wolnosc oka” (interview), Glos Wielkopolski, 16.04.2004, p. VI
46) „Czy w Polsce toczy sie wojna kulturowa. Dyskusja o cenzurze i wolnosci sztuki” [discussion], Zeszyty Artystyczne, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych, Poznan, No. 12 (czerwiec) 2004, pp. 7-26.
47) “Round Table Discussion: How will the EU Expansion Affect Contemporary Art in the Central European Region”, Praesens. Central European Contemporary Art Review, Budapest, No. 2, 2004, pp.. 27-44.
48) „Dwie pokusy” [interview], Glos Wielkopolski, 27.05.2005, p. C 11.
49) „Les cultural studies en Pologne aujourd’hui”, Le Journal des Laboratoires, Aubervilliers, Juin-Dec, 2005, pp. 28-31
50) „Grac wladzy na nosie” [interview], Gazeta Wyborcza – Poznan, 25.08.2005, s. 6
51) “Say what?”, Interviu, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Center, 2005, No. 2.
52) „Art History in Plural” (interview), Kontakt Magazine, Wien, Issue 12, May 2006, http://kontakt.erstebankgroupe.net/magazine/issue12
53) „Krytycy potrzebni od zaraz”, Tygodnik Powszechny, No. 37, Kraków, September 2007, p. 21.
54) „Iskustvo: V kvasidemokratichna sistema”, interview, Kultura (Sofia, Bulgaria), 15 Juni 2007, p. 9.
55) „Artysta miedzy Leninem a Žižkiem”, interview, Przeglad Anarchistyczny, No. 6, 2007/ 2008, pp. 62-70.
56) “Slady/ Traces”, Boltanski (Chinski Portret/ Chinese Portrait/ Le Portrait Chinois), red. M. Slizinska, Warszawa: Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej “Zamek Ujazdowski” (2008) no pagination.
57) ‘Chiny. Uwagi osobiste”, Arteon, No. 10, 2008, pp. 26-28.
58) “A kep kritikaja”, EX. Symposion, Budepest 2008, pp. 31-36.
59) “Muzeum jako podmiot kultury demokratycznej” (interview) Obieg, 11.03.2009, www.obieg.pl/rozmowy/9006
60) “Spoleczenstwo oswoilo sie ze sztuka wspólczesna” (interview), Kresy, No. (80) 4, 2009, pp. 183-187.
61) „Muzeum ma miec sile metropolii” [interview], Gazeta Wyborcza, 24.07.2009, p. 20.
62) „Instytucja kultury krytycznej” [interview], Trybuna, No. 275 (6000), 24.11.2009, p. 8.
63) „Sciagne Delacroix do Warszawy” [interview], Polityka, No. 4 (2740), 23.01.2010, pp. 58-59.
64) „Konflikt w Narodowym” [interview], Gazeta Wyborcza, 7.07.2010, p. 10. “Kryzys muzeów wedlug Piotra Piotrowskiego” [„0+2-1=1” & „Insurance Policy”], interviews, http://www.obieg.pl/19756 (13.12.2010)
65) „Chcielismy otworzyc muzeum”, interview, Czas Kultury, No. 5, 2010, pp. 90-99.