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Art and Documentation as open archive and performance and conceptual art of the 20 century

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Fine Arts
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Studio Building
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Lehárgasse 8
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1060 Vienna
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1. floor, studio south

Lecture by Dr. Łukasz Guzek, prof. Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (in English). Organized by the Department of Art and Intervention | Concept (formerly Conceptual Art, Post-Conceptual Art Practices).

Art and Documentation journal came into existence in the spring of 2009 together with the Art and Documentation Festival that took place each year in Lodz, Poland, between 2009 and 2014. The Art and Documentation Association was the first publisher of the journal until 2017. Since 2018 the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk has been the publisher of this journal. Art and Documentation journal is to be an open archive that speaks of the dialectic relationship that links history and contemporary art. The history here is subjected to constant reactualization, recontextualization, and reinterpretation. Thus, contemporaneity is a subject of constant negotiation, conversation, and redefinition.  In the second part of the lecture prof. Guzek will present some key figures of the avant-garde artists of the 20th century from the Eastern European space.

CV: Łukasz Guzek is a professor of art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, and from 2009 editor-in-chief of a scholarly journal Art and Documentation (, published by the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. It appears twice a year. Guzek methodological interests relate to research into the art of the ephemeral forms, time-based, place-related, and context (contextual methodologies). Art criticism deals with a practical issue (workshop topics) and also methodological approaches in teaching art criticism.