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Selected publications

Edited books and special issues of journals

  • From Museum Critique to The Critical Museum, Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015 (with Piotr Piotrowski)
  • Bohemianism outside Paris: Central Europe and Beyond, special issue of Ars: Journal of the Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2013
  • Kantor was Here: Tadeusz Kantor in Great Britain, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2011 (with Natalia Zarzecka)
  • Jan Matejko’s Battle of Grunwald: New Approaches, Warsaw: The National Museum, 2010
  • An Impossible Journey: The Art and Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor (exhibition pamphlet), Norwich: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 2009
  • Centropa, co-edited issue Graphic Arts of Central Europe, vol. 4, No. 1, 2004
  • National Museum in Warsaw Guide: Galleries and Study Collections, Warsaw: The National Museum, 2001 (with Dorota Folga-Januszewska)
  • Borders in Art: Revisiting Kunstgeographie, Warsaw: Institute of Art of Polish Academy, 2000
  • Trionfo barocco, Gorizia 1990 (with Annalia Delneri)
  • Europäische Malerei des Barock aus dem Nationalmuseum Warschau (exh. cat. Herzog-Anton-Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, 1988

Chapters in books

    • ‘Remapping Socialist Realism: Renato Guttuso in Poland’, in eds Jerôme Bazin, Pascal Duborg-Glatigny and Piotr Piotrowski, Art Beyond Borders: Artistic Exchange in Communist Europe [1945-1989], Budapest, New York: Central European University Press, 2016, 139-50
    • ‘Masterpieces and the Critical Museum’, in ed. K.Murawska-Muthesius and Piotr Piotrowski, From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum, Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, Vermont, 2015, 99-114
    • ‘Open Form, Public Sculpture  and the counter-memorial: Encounters between Henry Moore and Oskar Hansen’, in eds Aleksandra Kędziorek and Łukasz Ronduda, Oskar Hansen: Opening Modernism, Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art, 2014/ distributed by Chicago University Press, 199-211
    • ‘Michalik's café in Krakow: Artists' café and caricature as media of modernity’, in The Viennese Café and Fin-de-siècle Culture, eds Charlotte Ashby, Tag Gronberg & Simon Shaw-Miller, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2013, pp. 98-121
    • ‘Czy Chopin był karykaturzystą’ [Chopin as caricaturist], in eds Andrzej Pieńkos and Agnieszka Rosales Rodriguez, Epoka Chopina – kultura romantyczna we Francji I w Polsce, Warsaw: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina/ Neriton: 2013, 21-28
    • ‘Iconotext of Eastern Europe: The Iron Curtain cartography’, in eds Katja Bernhardt and Piotr Piotrowski, Grenzen überwindend: Festchrift für Adam S. Labuda zum 60. Geburtstag, Berlin, Lukas Verlag, 2006, 57-70
    • ‘“Whatever this is, it’s excellent”: British Critics on Kantor’, in eds Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius, Natalia Zarzecka, Kantor was Here: Tadeusz Kantor in Great Britain, London: Black Dog, 2011, 9-23
    • ‘ “For me King and Queen are unacceptable: Henry Moore and the Auschwitz Counter-memorial’, in ed. Ewa Toniak, Henry Moore in Auschwitz, Warsaw: The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, 2010
    • ‘The Jyllands Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy: racism and “cartoon work” in the age of the World Wide web’, in eds Graham Huggan and Ian Law, Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009, 148-161
    • ‘Modernism between Peace and Freedom: Picasso and Others at the Congress of Intellectuals in Wrocław’, in eds David Crowley and Jane Pavitt, Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970, London: V&A Publishing, 2008, 33-41
    • The Cold War Reporter’s Gaze: The London of Jan Lenica’, in eds Wendy Bracewell and Alex Drace-Francis, Under Eastern Eyes: Studies in East European Travel Writing on Europe, 1550-2000; Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2008, 325-54
    • ‘Poland and Lithuania 1500-1800’, in ed. John Onians, Atlas of World Art, London: Laurence King, 2004, 158-59
    • ‘Oskar Hansen, Henry Moore and the Auschwitz Memorial debates in Poland, 1958-59’, in ed. Charlotte Benton, Figuration/ Abstraction: Strategies for Public Sculptures in Europe 1945-1968, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004, 147-68
    • ‘The newspaper cartoon: between ritual and subversion’, in eds Francis Ames-Lewis, Piotr Paszkiewicz, Peter Martyn, Art, Ritual, Religion, Warsaw: Institute of Art of the Polish Academy, 2003, 121-30
    • ‘Dreams of the Sleeping Beauty: Henry Moore in Polish art criticism and media post-1945’, in eds Jane Beckett and Fiona Russell, Henry Moore: Critical Essays, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2003, 195-220
    • ‘Paris from behind the Iron Curtain’, in Sarah Wilson et al, Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London 2002, 250-61 (English paperback; also French, German and Spanish editions)
    • ‘How to Look at a Warmonger, How to See the Self? Imagining the West in Stalinist Cartoons, 1946-1954’, in ed. Elwira M. Grossman, Studies in Language, Literature and Cultural Mythology in Poland: Investigating "the Other", Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002, 227-258
    • ‘Socialist Realism’s Self-Reference? Cartoons on Art, c. 1950’, in eds Susan E. Reid and David Crowley, Style and Socialism. Modernity and Material Culture in Post-War Eastern Europe, New York and London: Berg, 2000, 149-67
    • ‘Introduction: Geography or art, or bordering the Other?’ and ‘Who drew the Iron Curtain? Cartoons East and West’, in ed. K. Murawska-Muthesius, Borders in Arts: Revisiting Kunstgeographie, Warsaw: Institute of Art of the Polish Academy, 2000, 9-17 and 241-48
    • ‘Curator’s Memory. The Case of the Missing “Man of Marble”, or, the Rise and Fall and Rise of Socialist Realism in Polish Museums 1949-1995’, in eds W. Reinink, J. Stumpel, Memory and Oblivion, Proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art, Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, 905-12
    • ‘A New Body for the New Nation: A Chapter in the Advancement of Socialist Realism in Poland’, in eds A. Kwilecka, F. Ames-Lewis, Art and Politics, Warsaw: Institute of Art of the Polish Academy, 1999, 171-86
    • ‘Museums and National Identity in Poland, 1800-1956’, in eds A. Kwilecka, F. Ames-Lewis, Artist and National Identity in Poland and England, London: Birkbeck College, 1996, 157-171
    • ‘Sacred Images and Biblical Narratives. Religious Paintings of the Italian Baroque’, in European Baroque Painting. The National Museum in Warsaw, exh. cat., Kumamoto-Toyohashi-Yokohama-Osaka-Tokyo 1992-1993, 23-30.

Selected Journal articles

    • Mapping Eastern Europe: Cartography and Art History’, Artl@s, Vol. 2, 2013, No. 3, 15-24
    • ‘The Myth of Bohemianism in Nineteenth-Century Warsaw’, in Bohemianism outside Paris: Central Europe and Beyond, special issue of Ars: Journal of the Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Vol. 45, 2012, No, 2, 87-93
    • ‘The Artist in the City and the Myth of Bohemianism in Nineteenth-Century Warsaw’, Ars: Journal of the Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Vol. 45, No.2, 2012, 183-201
    • ‘Love of Beauty in the Tsarist Colonial Capital: The Museum of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1862-1916)’, Centropa: A Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts [New York], Vol. 12, No. 2, 2012, 179-193
    • ‘On Small Nations and Bullied Children: Mr Punch draws Eastern Europe’, Slavonic and Eastern European Review, Vol.84, No.2, April 2006, 279-305
    • ‘Welcome to Slaka: Does Eastern (Central) European Art Exist?’, Third Text, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2004, 5-40
    • ‘Trauma of “Aesthetic Castration” or the Forbidden Pleasures of Socialist Realism?, Psychoanalysis in/of Wajda’s Man or Marble’, Blok: The International Journal of Stalinist and Post-Stalinist Culture, No.4, 2005, 68-90
    • ‘1956 in the Cartoonist’s Gaze: Fixing the Eastern European Other and Denying the Eastern European Self’, Third Text, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2006, 189-99
    • ‘Mapping the New Europe: Cartography, cartoons and regimes of representation’, Centropa [New York], Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2004, 4-19
    • ‘Oskar Hansen, Henry Moore, and the Auschwitz Memorial Debates in Poland: 1958-1959’, Centropa [New York], Vol. 3, 2003, No. 2, 105-115
    • The “Last Resort” of an Eastern European Refugee by Mistake: On Diasporic Cinema’, ArtMargins, 20 December 2003
    • ‘How the West corroborated Socialist Realism in the East: Fougeron, Taslitzky and Picasso in Warsaw’, Biuletyn Historii Sztuki [Warsaw], Vol. 65, No. 2, 2003, 303-29
    • ‘Oskar Hansen and his Auschwitz Counter-Memorial’, ArtMargins, 20 May 2002
    • ‘Crespi’s gambling children and a new drawing in Norwich’, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 140, 1998, 604-611
    • ‘Il teatro napoletano delle rovine: I quadri della cerchia di Leonardo Coccorante e di Gennaro Greco nelle raccolte polacche’, Bulletin du Musée National de Varsovie, Vol. 39, 1998, 71-89
    • ‘Mary Magdalen, the Counter Reformation and the Caravaggisti: Are there any more paintings by Antiveduto Gramatica in Poland?’, Bulletin du Musée National de Varsovie, Vol. 37, 1996, 97-137 (co-author: Krystyna Secomska)
    • ‘Brutus kissing the earth: a new painting by Giuseppe Maria Crespi in Poland’, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 135, 1993, November, 747-753
    • ‘Turris Sapientiae’, Rocznik Historii Sztuki [Warsaw], Vol. 19, 1990, 65-100
    • ‘Sui dipinti di Alberto Carlieri nelle collezioni polacche’, Bulletin du Musée National de Varsovie, Vol. 29, 1989, 45-67
    • ‘Milton’s Tower: From the Symbol of Divine Guidance to that of Secret Wisdom’, Bulletin du Musée National de Varsovie, Vol. 23, 1982, 44-55
    • ‘ “An image of mysterious wisdom won by toil”: The Tower as Symbol of Thoughtful Isolation in English Art and Literature from Milton to Yeats’, Artibus et Historiae [Vienna/Kraków] Vol. 3, 1982, 141-162

Review articles

    • Piotr Piotrowski, In the Shadow of Yalta: Art and the Avant-Garde Art in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989, translated by Anna Brzyski, London: Reaktion, 2009, Reviews in History, 2010 (824)
    • Piotr Piotrowski, Awangarda w cieniu Jałty: Sztuka w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej, 2005, Umění [Prague], vol. 55, No. 1, 2007, 82-84
    • Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner & Rob Sitch, Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry (Jetlag Travel Guide). London: Atlantic Books, 2004, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, vol.6, 2005, Nos 1-2
    • ‘Choosing the Margins: Polish Contemporary Art at Hatfield’, Third Text, Vol. 18. No.3, 2004, 306-08
    • ‘Is physiognomy humorous?’ Review of Simon Critchley, On Humour, Routledge 2002, Culture Machine, 2003
    • Central European Avant-Gardes: Exchange and Transformation, 1919-1930. Ed Timothy O. Benson et al, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the MIT Press, Cambridge Mass and London 2002; Between Worlds: A Sourcebook of Central European Avant-Gardes, 1910-1930. Eds Timothy O. Benson and Eva Forgács, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the MIT Press, Cambridge Mass and London 2002, The Art Book, vol. 10, 2003, 3
    • ‘Is There Anything Outside the Fake?’, The Sculpture Journal, Vol. 10, 2003
    • Conceptual Reflection in Polish Art: Experiences of Discourse: 1965-1975, eds Paweł. Polit, Piotr Woźniakiewicz, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw 2000, ArtMargins, 2003
    • Śmierć w kulturze dawnej Polski od średniowiecza do końca XVIII wieku: przeraźliwe echo trąby żałosnej do wieczności wzywającej (Death in Polish culture from the middle ages until the end of the eighteenth century: the terrifying sound of the mourning trumpet summoning the death to the other world), ed. Przemysław Mrozowski, exh. cat., The Royal Castle, Warsaw, 2000, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 143, 2001, 762-63
    • W służbie Imperium Rosyjskiego 1721-1917[In the service of the Russian Empire 1721-1917]. By Piotr Paszkiewicz, Warsaw: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 1999, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 143, 2001,708
    • Artes atque humaniora: studia Stanislao Mossakowski sexagenario dicta. Ed. Andrzej Rottermund Warsaw: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk 1998, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 143, 2001, 708
    • Století dĕdiců a zakladatelů: Architektura Jiz̆ních C̆ech v období historismu [The Century of Heirs and Founders: Architecture of Southern Bohemia in the Age of Historicism] by Jindr̆ich Vybíral, Prague : Argo: 1999, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 142, 2000, 646
    • Figura w Rzeźbie Polskiej XIX i XX wieku [The figure in Polish sculpture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries]. By Piotr Szubert, Warsaw 1999, The Sculpture Journal, Vol. 4, 2000, 208-10
    • Matthew Cullerne Bown, Socialist Realist Painting, Biuletyn Historii Sztuki [Warsaw], Vol. 141, Nos.3-4, 2000, 294-48
    • Katarzyna Kobro 1898-1951, exh. cat., The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, 1999, The Burlington Magzine, Vol. 141, 1999, 369
    • Land of the Winged Horsemen. Art in Poland 1572-1764, exh. cat. By Jan K. Ostrowski et al., Yale University Press 1999, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 141, 1999, 369
    • Akademizm w XIX wieku (Academicism in the nineteenth century), exh. cat. Ed. Iwona Danielewicz, Maria Poprzęcka, Anna Kozak, Warsaw: The National Museum, 1998, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 140, 1998, 704
    • Galeria Rogalińska Edwarda Raczyńskiego (The Rogalin Gallery of Edward Raczyński), exh. cat. Ed. Agnieszka Ławniczakowa, Poznań: Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu 1997, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 140, 1998, 567
    • Tiepolo i tiepoleschi w zbiorach polskich, rysunki, ryciny, obrazy (Tiepolo e tiepoleschi in Polish collections; drawings, prints and paintings), exh. cat. Ed. Justyna Guze, Warsaw : The National Museum in Warsaw 1997, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 140, 1998, 490
    • Odwilż: Sztuka ok. 1956 r. [The Thaw: Art c.1956], exh. cat. Ed. Piotr Piotrowski, Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu, 1996, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 140, 1998, 344
    • Under One Crown: Art under the Polish-Saxon Union, exh. cat. The Royal Castle in Warsaw, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 1997/1998, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 139, 1997, 813-15

Organised conferences

Recent conference papers, research seminars and invited lectures

    • ‘The Critical Museum: On the project of the transformation of the National Museum in Warsaw (2009-2010)’, at The Critical Museum: Contemporary Art in Central European Museum, UCL/SSEES, January 2016
    • Invited lecture ‘Artemisia and the bodies of Lucretia’, London Art History Society, January 2016
    • Invited lecture ‘Ego Ideals of East-Central Europe’, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, November 2015
    • ‘Ego Ideals of Eastern Europe’, paper at Eastern European Art from transnational perspective, conference at the Labirynth Gallery, Lublin, October 2014
    • Invited Paper ‘Cartography, Art History, Caricature: From Kunstgeographie to Spatial Turn’, symposium Locating Expressionism at LACMA, LA, September 2014
    • Research seminar ‘Caricature and/as performance’, UEA, Norwich, March 2014
    • ‘Caricature and performance’, paper at RSA, New York, February, 2014
    • ‘Caricature as performance’, Arnheim lecture, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Belin, January 2014