Jerzy Ludwiński

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Jerzy Ludwiński (1930-2000) was a Polish art historian, critic, curator, founder of the Mona Lisa Gallery. He worked on the periphery of the state system of the time, activating, in turn, the cultural life of Lublin, Wrocław, Torun and Poznan. Within the limits of artistic life in the People's Republic of Poland, he marked out his own 'playing field', where such notions as 'critic', 'curator', 'gallery' and 'museum' were tested and transformed. The short-lived cultural institutions created by him at the end of the 1960s included Museum of Current Art, Mona Lisa Gallery and the Centre for Artistic Research and prefigured international developments elsewhere. They still capture the imagination as challenging renowned conceptual art movement in Poland.

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