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Seminar. Reading and Studying Art Since 1900 Together

4 February – 27 May 2017
Saturdays, 13:00 to 15:00


Garage Library launches a second series of seminars dedicated to reading and discussing Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism.

A joint initiative of Garage and Ad Marginem Press, the publication introduces Russian audiences to the history and theory of modern and contemporary art. Key art movements, exhibitions, events, and artists, the authors have woven together a complex panorama of practice rife with mutual influence, collision, and conflict. Readers are left with a comprehensive and thorough account of the history of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

In the seminar, participants will trace the history of art from 1900 to 2010 year-by-year.

The seminar series will start on February 4, 2017 and finish in December.

It will consist of several thematic units matching sections within the book.

The first unit (February 4–May 20, 2017) will be devoted to art theory and will cover various critical approaches to the study of art, including psychoanalysis, the social history of art, formalism, structuralism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction.

The second unit (September 30–December 16, 2017) will explore the history of art from 1900 to 1944, while the third (February 3–May 6, 2018) will focus on the postwar period from 1945 to 2010.

The seminar is open to anyone interested in developing a better understanding of twentieth-century art.

Seminar participants will read and then discuss chapters in the book, and the most active will get free copies of books published by Garage and Ad Marginem from 2012 to 2016.


Yulia Liderman has a PhD in Cultural Studies and is an independent researcher specialising in Russian contemporary art, cinema, and theatre. She is the author of The Theme of Tests and Trials in Post-Soviet Culture: The Soviet Past in Russian Cinema of the 1990s (Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2005). From 2007 to 2015, she taught in the Department of History and Theory of Culture at the Russian State University for the Humanities. In 2017, she was appointed senior researcher at the School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Liderman has written for Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, Siniii divan, Iskusstvo kino, Znamya, and DI, among other journals.


Admission is free but space is limited.

To book, please call +7(495)645-05-20

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