Our dream begins to come true: Michelle and I are going to Poland next week for the opening of the first Madame B exhibition - all eight installations, divided over nineteen screens, as described elsewhere, in Installations will be on show for over two months in Europe’s oldest museum of modern art, the Sztuki museum in Łódź. I am going there next Sunday, December 1st. On Wednesday the 4th I will give a lecture in the museum, “How to Tell the Story of Modern Art? Some Theoretical Reflections”. On Friday the sixth is the opening of the exhibition, andSaturday morning, Michelle and I will conduct a seminar about the Madame B project in its installation form. If you are in Poland: welcome!

To get a sense of the people and the place we have the privilege to interact with, this photo shows you the “genealogy” of the contact that led to this exhibition. Clockwise: Daniel Muzyczuk, coordinator of intellectual events and organizer of my lecture and our seminar (with Michelle); Katarzyna Słoboda, curator, and Przemysław Purtak, coordinator; the cover of the Polish translation of my book Travelling Concepts in the Humanities, a fragment of the building of the Sztuki Muzeum, Jarosław Suchan, director, Radosław Pater, technical genius who installs the show; and in the middle the internationally renown curator Adam Budak, whose enduring friendship got me warmed to Poland in the first place.


For more background, see my post of October 22d. And of course, I will post more once the exhibition is installed.