Ryszard W. Kluszczynski

Ryszard W. Kluszczynski is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Lodz University, Chair of Department of Media and Audiovisual Culture, as well as Professor of Media Art and Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland. From 1990 – 2001 he was chief curator of film, video and multimedia arts in the Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw and curated numerous international art exhibitions. He writes about media- and multimedia arts, cyberculture, theory of media and communication, information and network society, and critically investigates the issues of contemporary art theory and alternative art. Editor of Art Inquiry, a yearbook on contemporary art, and Cultural Studies Review. His book publications include: Information Society. Cyberculture. Multimedia Arts (2001); Film – Video – Multimedia. Art of the Moving Picture in the Era of Electronics, (1999); Images at Large. Study on the History of Media Art in Poland (1998); Avant-Garde. Theoretical Study (1997); Film – Art of the Great Avant-Garde (1990).