Writer, literary critic and journalist Vyacheslav Kuritsyn will talk about the atmosphere of unlimited freedom and faith in the power of creativity and in the postmodernist idea of erasing the boundaries between "low" and "high" culture in Russian journalism of the 1990s.
In the 1990s, the pages of newspapers and magazines were a space for radical aesthetic experiments. It was not just marginal publications, but also national newspapers and mass-circulation magazines.
Kuritsyn will discuss the newspapers Segodnya (his articles are the basis of his project for the exhibition Toward the Source) and Nezavisimaya gazeta and the magazines Matador, Stolitsa, and Afisha. He will also talk about so-called beyond-cultural journalism.
He will talk about characters such as Titus Sovietologist, Boris Kuzminsky, Denis Gorelov, Valery Panyushkin, Sergei Mostovshchikov, Konstantin Ernst, Gennady Yozefavichus, Ram Hasiev, and Ilya Oskolkov-Tsentsiper.