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Lecture Cycle: Dissymmetrical Similarities

28 February – 11 July 2018


Reminiscences of modernism and the rebellious 1960s in the art of today, alterations of classic forms in contemporary sculpture, installation as the main postmodern medium, and much more—in Irina Kulik’s annual lecture cycle.

Irina Kulik will start a new season of the lecture cycle Dissymmetrical Similarities with artists whose projects will be presented this year at Garage—The Other Trans-Atlantic. Kinetic and Op Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America 1950s – 1970s (Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica) and The Fabric of Felicity (Lygia Pape). The new season also features some of the world’s top names, including five artists commissioned by Tate Modern at various times to create projects for the Turbine Hall: Juan Muños (2001), Rachel Whiteread (2005), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (2008), Miroslaw Balka (2009), and Tacita Dean (2011).  In addition, Irina Kulik will talk about Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen, whose large-scale installation Slow Release was presented in the Garage Atrium in 2016. From visual arts proper to space, architecture, nature, and society, and from color and shape to politics and power—embracing the most diverse aspects of aesthetics, this course will be compelling for amateurs and advanced listeners alike. 


Irina Kulik, PhD is an art critic, culture expert, lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), and author of numerous publications on contemporary art, cinema, and music.


Entrance is free, but space is limited. Please arrive early.

Please note that the lecture cycle will be conducted in Russian without translation into English.

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