Interview with Jarosław Suchan, director of the Art Museum (Museum sztuki) in Lódz (Sven Spieker). Recorded on August 25, 2009 at the museum. Suchan is an art historian, critic and curator. He has been the museum’s director since 2006. Suchan discusses his plans for the future of Museum sztuki, one of Europe’s most important modern art institutions.
Sven Spieker is a founding editor of ARTMargins. He specializes in European modernism, with an emphasis on the Eastern European avant-gardes, postwar and contemporary literature and art, especially in Eastern and Central Europe. Spieker's book publications include The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy (2008; Korean translation, 2013); Destruction (ed., 2017); Art as Demonstration: A Revolutionary Recasting of Knowledge (forthcoming, MIT Press). He teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) and lives in Los Angeles and Berlin.