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Art History at the Intersection of Inventories: Particular Cases from the Leonid Talochkin Archive A lecture by Olga Turchina

The 5th Garage International Conference. The Archive: Savior, Inventor, Witness
14 October 2017


This presentation will highlight the continuity in Siegelaub’s various endeavors, more specifically the way in which he harnessed a series of writing and archiving methods to ensure the posterity of art and ideas.

Turchina has embarked on an experimental archival reconstruction to reveal previously unnoticed aspects of the career and thinking of nonconformist artist Mikhail Chernyshov. Drawing on the archive of collector Leonid Talochkin, an inveterate chronicler, the project is akin to analyzing metadata, mining his index cards, lists of exhibition loans, the meticulous pages of his diaries, and long, private correspondence with Chernyshov to create a different picture of this elusive artist.



Olga Turchina is an art historian, critic, and curator, specializing in institutional aspects of unofficial Soviet art. She is currently a senior researcher at Moscow Museum of Modern Art and a lecturer at the Open Workshops school of contemporary art, Moscow. She has written and lectured extensively on Russian modern and contemporary art.



Free admission with advance registration.

The talk is part of the fifth session of the conference.


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