wielki terror edAn annotated bibliography from travels to Lodz and Warsaw, April 2013, with apologies for the lack of Polish characters and diacritics.

Modern History

Czerwinska-Rydel, Anna. W poszukiwaniu swiatla: Opowiesc a Marii Sklodowskiej-Curie. Warsaw: Akademia rozwuju wyubrazni BUKA. CD. Radio play on the life of Marie Curie, read by Anna Dymna.

Frankowski, Artur. Typespotting: Warszawa. Warsaw: Bec Zmiana, 2010. A guide to Warsaw through street signage and ad typography.

Kisny, Tomasz. Wielki Terror, 1937-1938 [The Great Terror, 1937-1938]. Warsaw: Narodowe centrum kultury, 2013. Photodocumentary of victims of Stalinist purges and terror trials, with contemporary images of remembrance. [See image.]

Kusinski, Jacek, Ryszard Bonislawski, and Maciej Janik. Ksiega fabryk Lodz. Lodz: Wydawnictwo Jacek Kusinski, 2009. Catalogue of industrial buildings in Lodz, then and now.

Macel, Christine, and Natrasa Petresin-Bachelcz. Promises of the Past: A Discontinuous History of Art in Former Eastern Europe. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2010. Major survey exhibition of art from pre- and post-1989 Eastern Europe.

Mejewski, Jerzy. Warszawa na starych pocztowkach [Warsaw in Old Postcards]. Warsaw: Biblioteka gazety wyborczej, n.d. Popular images of pre-World War II Warsaw.

Miasto Ruin/City of Ruins. Warsaw: Muzeum powstania warszawskiego [Warsaw Uprising Museum], 2009. DVD. Digital imaging of the 85% destroyed city in 1945, with annotated maps. www.1944.plwww.miastoruin.pl.

Trybus, Jaroslaw. Przewodnik po warszawskich blokowiskach. Warsaw: Muzeum powstania warszawskiego [Warsaw Uprising Museum], n.d. Architectural history of communist-era block housing projects in Warsaw.

Literature

Polit, Pawel, ed. Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz: Marginalia filozoficzne. Warsaw: Centrum sztuki wspolczesney zamek Ujazdowski/Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, 2004. Exhibition of marginalia and visual art of the Polish modernist/polymath/composer, with CD.

Visual Art

Abecadlamuzeumsztuki. Lodz: Muzeum Sztuki, n.d. Alphabetical guide to the museum. 

Artur Zmijewski. Exhibition catalogue. Warsaw: Centrum sztuki wspolczesney zamek Ujazdowski, 2012. Contemporary photographer, filmmaker, and conceptualist; curator of 2012 Berlin Biennale.

Cezary Bodzianowski. To miejsce nazywa sie jame [This Place Is Called the Hole/Dieser Ort Heisst das Loch]. Ed. Jaroslaw Suchan. Lodz: Muzeum Sztuki, 2012. Exhibition catalogue of Lodz-based performance artist. 

Bodzianowski offers a vision of the world in which reality becomes fiction. He produces semi-private actions in the public space, based on his own presence within an environment that is sometimes discreetly rearranged and often situated in ordinary or abandone places. His photographs represent traces of found objects or organised situations, relating microfictions that hover between inaction and spectacular performances.  (Promises of the Past, 56)

Crowley, David, and Daniel Muzyczuk. Dzwieki elektrychznego ciala: Eksperimenty w sztuce i muzyce w Europie Wschodniej, 1957-1984/Sounding the Body Electric: Experiments in Art and Music in Eastern Europe, 1957-1984. Lodz: Muzeum Sztuki, 2012. Exhibition catalogue, documentation, essays.

Lubiak, Jaroslaw, and Malgorzata Ludwisiak. Korespondencje: Sztuka nowoczesna i uniwersalizm/Correspondences: Modern Art and Universalism. Lodz: Muzeum Sztuki, 2012. Catalogue of revisionist modern art exhibition, based on collection of Muzeum Sztuki and Kunstmuseum, Bern, and site for our recent conference (see Event 31).

Konstrukcja w procesie 1981: wspolnota, ktora nadeszla?/Construction in Process 1981: The Community that Came? Lodz: Muzeum Sztuki, 1981. Historical reconstruction/reenvisionment of 1981 Polish constructivist exhibition.

Mazur, Adam. Nowi documentalischi/The New Documentalists. Exhibition catalogue. Warsaw: Centrum sztuki wspolczesney zamek Ujazdowski, 2006. Warsaw: Centrum sztuki wspolczesney zamek Ujazdowski, 2004. New documentary photography.

Wladyslaw Strzeminski i prawa dla sztuki [Afterimages of Life: Wladyslaw Strzeminski and Rights for Art]. Ed. Jaroslaw Lubiak. Lodz: Muzeum Sztuki, 2012. Exhibition catalogue of Polish constructivist.

 

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