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.
- Notes From the Future of Art: Selected Writings by Jerzy Ludwiński, ed. Magdalena Ziółkowska, Eindhoven: Van Abbemuseum, and Rotterdam: Veenman, 2007, 239 pp. (English)
- Magdalena Ziolkowska, "A Phantom Matrix for Post-Artistic Realities. Jerzy Ludwiński’s 'The Museum of Current Art in Wrocław (General Concept)'", Mezosfera, Budapest, Feb 2019. (English)