Constellations: Art and the Experiences of Modernity

The writings of art theorists and researchers included in the publication situate the experience of modernity in the context of Walter Benjamin’s historical philosophy. As the publication’s reviewer, Andrzej Szczerski notes the book exquisitely demonstrates the extent to which Benjamin’s propositions contesting the cult of progress and rationalisation, and seeking connections between the present and history, help us appreciate the „modernity” project from the point of view of the present day”.

All texts in the volume employ the multifaceted figure of a constellation for reconfiguring historic source material towards a better understanding of the past, among other purposes. Nowadays, when we are aware of the dissipation of modernist ideas, the point becomes to save them despite all the disillusionment, disasters and their utopian nature.

Constellations: Art and the Experiences of Modernity 
Papers from the international conference accompanying the Correspondences. Modern Art and Universalism exhibition.


Concept and academic editorial work: Daniel MuzyczukPaweł Polit
Academic review: dr hab. Andrzej Szczerski
Drafting and editing: Jan Koźbiel
English language drafting and editing: Daniel Malone
Publishing coordination: Ewa Jędrzejczak
Graphic design: Noviki Studio

ISBN: 978-83-63820-25-1
Published in: 2014
Dimensions: 16,5 x 22,5 x 3 cm
Cover: paperback
Language: Polish-English edition
Number of pages: 487
Illustrations: ca.43 (23 in colour and 21 black & white)

Publication accompaning the international conference: „Constellations: Art and the Experiences of Modernity” which took place at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź (11-12.04.2013).

Price: 60 PLN

You can purchase this publication by emailing us at:  ksiegarnia@msl.org.pl


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