Mobiles, Mobiles Everywhere. A lecture by Daniel Muzyczuk


From 18 March 2018




Garage Auditorium
Mobiles, Mobiles Everywhere. A lecture by Daniel MuzyczukMobiles, Mobiles Everywhere. A lecture by Daniel Muzyczuk


Art critic, head of the Modern Art Department at Museum Sztuki in Łódź, Daniel Muzyczuk, will tell how the "thaw" opened the way for some of the countries of the Eastern Bloc to rediscover the already forgotten art of the constructivist avant-gardes.

New media and audio-visuality was, in Poland, for example, explored as novelty, but so was the history of local avant-gardes. The lecture will explore the politics of the 1960s and 1970s revivals and actualizations of ideas born in 1920s and 1930s. Filmmakers, composers, architects, and designers found the aesthetics of constructivism in an interesting position of an unfulfilled promise of the future that needed an archeological excavation and application to new social and political environments.

The talk will also feature screenings of some of the Polish documentaries on art that use cinematic form to revise the art of the past.



Daniel Muzyczuk is Head of the Modern Art Department at Museum Sztuki in Lodz. Curator of the exhibitions Gone to Croatan (with Robert Rumas), MORE IS MORE (with Agnieszka Pindera and Joanna Zielinska), The Melancholy of Resistance (with Agnieszka Pindera), Views 2011, Sounding the Body Electric: Experiments in Art and Music in Eastern Europe 1957 – 1984 (with David Crowley), Notes from the Underground: Art and Alternative Music in Eastern Europe 1968-1994 (with David Crowley), The Museum of Rhythm (with Natasha Ginwala), among others. Co-curator of the Polish Pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale (with Agnieszka Pindera). He is the winner (together with Agnieszka Pindera) of the Igor Zabel Competition in 2011.Vice-president of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Poland.



Free admission with advance registration.

The lecture will be held in English with interpreting into Russian.