Professor of History of Contemporary Art at the Burgundy University in Dijon, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (2004), art critic. Until 1983 he lectured in the Art History Institute at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In the 1970s, he cooperated with the Foksal Gallery in Warsaw, co-creating its programme. He directed Centre de Recherches Comparatives sur les avant-gardes. He is the author of numerous articles, papers and books devoted to modern and contemporary art, especially to Polish and Russian avant-garde and the issues of Modernism in Central Europe (among others: Malewicz w Warszawie, Cracow 2002; Budowniczowie świata, Cracow 2000; Awangardowe marginesy, Warsaw 1998; Wielka utopia awangardy, Warsaw 1990; Existe-t-il un Art de l'Europe de l'Est?, Paris 1986; Konstruktywizm polski, Warsaw 1981). Curator of many exhibitions in Poland and abroad (a.o.: Fin de Temps! L’histoire n’est plus, Tulon 2004, Jerzy Kujawski. Maranatha, Poznań-Warsaw 2006), co-organiser of the exhibition Europa, Europa (Bonn 1994). He lectures in France and internationally.