Piotr Lisowski (1982) is a curator, an art historian, and an initiator and co-organizer of the Jerzy Ludwiński Archive at the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. He was born in Kielce, studied art history at the Faculty of Humanities at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. He also completed a post-diploma programme in Curatorial Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Since 2007 he worked as a curator in the Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) in Toruń and since 2016 he works in theWroclaw Contemporary Museum. He co-created a private Love Gallery (pl. Miłość), which operated between 2014-2017 in Torun.
In 2011, Lisowski curated an exhibition entitled „Filling the blanks” (pl. Wypełniając puste pola) in the CoCA devoted to Jerzy Ludwiński – a historian, theoretician, art critic, whose ideas greatly influenced the Polish neo-avant-garde of the 1960s and the 1970s. The exhibition was based on the archival materials, which allowed the audience to follow Ludwiński’s critical and curatorial practices, and strategies. As a basis of the exhibition served two facts: the Current Art Museum program, proclaimed by Ludwiński in 1966, and the 8th Artists’ and Art Theoreticians’ Symposium in Osieki in 1970 – an event during which Ludwiński gave his famous speech on post-artistic epoch.
The exhibition in Torun succeeded in reminding of Ludwiński and his ideas. Soon after the event, Lisowski started to work on a concept of the Ludwiński Archive which found its place in the newly-built Contemporary Museum in Wroclaw. Works on the Archive had been conducted between 2012-2013, however Lisowski was hired by the MMW yet in late 2016. As a curator (e.g. in CoCA in Torun, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum) Lisowski organised numerous exhibitions concerning the art of the 1970s and the 1980s, including i.e. the Zero-61 group, Jacek Kryszkowski, the Exchange Gallery or the Wroclaw independent music scene.
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