Moscow–New York: A Lecture by Dr. Margarita Tupitsyn


From 26 November 2016




Garage Auditorium
Moscow–New York: A Lecture by Dr. Margarita TupitsynMoscow–New York: A Lecture by Dr. Margarita Tupitsyn


Margarita Tupitsyn’s lecture MoscowNew York is based on a chapter from her forthcoming book, Moscow Vanguard Art: 1922-1992 (Yale University Press, 2017).

In it she will discuss those Moscow conceptualist artists who emigrated to New York in the 1970s and early 1980s in search of exhibition opportunities and direct interaction with the international art community. What they encountered in the closed circles of the New York art world differed markedly from their expectations, resulting in the creation of independent forms of postmodern practice. The lecture covers such key exhibitions such as Russian New Wave (1981–1982) Sots Art (1986–1987) and the work of the artists Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Rimma and Valery Gerlovin, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Alexander Kosolapov, and Leonid Sokov.


Margarita Tupitsyn is an independent curator, scholar, and critic. Exhibitions organized include: Irina Nakhova: The Green Pavilion, Russian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism, Tate Modern,London (2009); Against Kandinsky, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2006); Verbal Photography: Ilya Kabakov, Boris Mikhailov, and the Moscow Archive of New Art (co-curated), Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto (2004); Malevich and Film, Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon (2002); El Lissitzky: Beyond the Abstract Cabinet, Sprengel Museum, Hanover (1999); Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s—1980s (co-curated), Queens Museum, New York (1999); The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915–1932 (co-curated), Guggenheim Museum, New York (1992); Between Spring and Summer: Soviet Conceptual Art in the Era of Late Communism (co-curated), ICA, Boston, (1990); The Green Show, Exit Art, New York (1990); Sots Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1986); and Russian New Wave, Contemporary Russian Art Center of America, New York (1981). Tupitsyn has authored books and contributed to many exhibition catalogues and anthologies, including the forthcoming Moscow Vanguard Art, 1922–1992 (Yale University Press, 2017); The Soviet Photograph (Yale University Press, 1996); and Margins of Soviet Art: Socialist Realism to the Present (Giancarlo Politi Editore, 1989).