Andrzej Turowski - Lumino-Kinetic Arrangement of the Space or the Art of L&M
The Other Transatlantic. Theorizing Kinetic & Op Art in Central & Eastern Europe and Latin America

"The Other Transaltantic. Kinetic & Op Art in Central & Eastern Europe and Latin America" is a project in which we look at a brief, but historically significant moment in the post-war period (between 50s and 70s) when the trajectories of the Central and Eastern European art scenes on the one hand and their Latin American counterparts on the other converged in the shared enthusiasm for Kinetic and Op Art.

Lecture "Lumino-Kinetic Arrangement of the Space or the Art of L&M" by Andrzej Turowski.

Andrzej Turowski

one of the most outstanding art historians in Poland. He specializes in modern art history, with a special focus on Polish and Russian constructivism. Between 1964 and 1984 he taught at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. After moving to France, he was an invité professor at the Ecole d’Architecture de La Villette in Paris (1984), then at the Université Clermont-Ferrand II (since 1985), after which he went on to become full professor at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, where he was head of the Centre de Recherche Comparative sur les Avant-gardes until 2000. He wrote over 300 dissertations and texts on art criticism, as well as numerous books, especially: "Konstruktywizm polski" (1981), "Wielka utopia awangardy" (1990); "Budowniczowie świata: z dziejów radykalnego modernizmu w sztuce polskiej" (2000); "Malewicz w Warszawie" (2002). He was the curator of many exhibitions, including "L’Europa dei razionalisti" (Mediolan-Como 1989), "Fin des temps! L’histoire n’est plus" (Toulon 2004), "Jerzy Kujawski" (Poznań-Warsaw 2005-2006), "Pomnikoterapia Krzysztofa Wodiczki" (Warsaw 2006) "Supremus Malewicza" (Warsaw 2007), "Svegliato e sogna" (Venice 2009). "Powtórka z teorii widzenia" (Warsaw 2010) and "Particolare" (Venice 2011). Together with Ryszard Stanisławski he prepared a revolutionary exhibition titled "Europa, Europa" (Bonn 1994) that presented the achievements of Eastern European avant-garde. He received the Nowosielscy Foundation Artistic Award (2001). He holds the title of doctor honoris causa of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. In 2013, at the request of the Collegium Artium, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis.

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