Thursday 28 November 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019

The international symposium is part of the contemporary reflection on the history of art and architecture exhibitions, undertaken by research institutions, as well as museums and galleries documenting their exhibition activities.

The presentations and discussions will focus on three main problems: defining art and architecture exhibitions as a specific medium/form/constellation of works, the contemporary status of the history of exhibitions as a research area located on the borderline of various humanities, as well as focused on methodological perspectives, whose redefinition seems necessary today in the face of various practices of studying archives of modern and contemporary art, or curatorial practices of ‘reconstructing’ old exhibitions.

New perspectives is a postulate contained in the title of the symposium to update the existing definitions and interpretative contexts, such as the links between the history of exhibitions and the history of art and architecture, the history of reception or the history of curating. Faced with the multitude of media and practices that make up the constellations of the exhibition, not only does the material and spatial status of the exhibitions, their temporary location or geographical displacements require rethinking, but so does the social range of their reception and the cooperation of curators, artists, designers and other institutional or political decision-makers.


Elitza Dulguerova (INHA/Université de Paris I)

Klara Kemp-Welch (Courtauld Institute of Art, Londyn)

Ljiljana Kolešnik (University of Zagreb)

Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis (Centrala, Warszawa)

Filip Lipiński (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Poznań)

Katarina Lopatkina (Helsinki)

Pavlína Morganová (Academy of Fine Arts, Praga)

David Morris (Afterall, University of the Arts, Londyn)

Mária Orišková (Trnava University)

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen (Yale University, New Haven)

Gabriela Świtek (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery, Londyn)

Tanja Zimmermann (University of Leipzig)

language: English (simultaneous interpretation into Polish)

British Council is a partner of the event.