Book Launch: The Time of Hopes, the Time of Illusions. Soviet Nonofficial Art of the 1950–1960s

Date

From 20 May 2018

Schedule

14:00–15:30

Place

Garage Auditorium
Book Launch: The Time of Hopes, the Time of Illusions. Soviet Nonofficial Art of the 1950–1960sBook Launch: The Time of Hopes, the Time of Illusions. Soviet Nonofficial Art of the 1950–1960s

DESCRIPTION

A new book by George Kiesewalter continues his cycle of documentary publications investigating Soviet nonofficial art and published by NLO (New Literary Observer).

Following his previous books from the cycle—Those Strange Seventies and Tipping the Eighties in the Unofficial Art of the USSR, the author now turns to the “thaw” era reconstructing the history of the art environment in the Soviet Union in the 1950–1960s. Why was it a time of illusions as much as a time of hope? How does a critical observation of statements by various heroes of the epoch help reveal its zeitgeist? And what can archives reveal in relation to these questions?

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

George Kiesewalter, artist and art historian.


Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief of the NLO publishing house.


Evgeniya Kikodze, curator and art historian.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration

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