Series of Seminars: Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism


From 25 October 2015 to 13 December 2015


Sundays, 12:00–14:00


Garage Education Center


Garage Library launches a series of seminars where participants will read and discuss the seminal study Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism (by Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, and David Joselit, first published in 2007), the recent release in Russian of which has become a landmark event for Russian culture.

A joint initiative of Garage and Ad Marginem Press, the publication introduces Russian audiences to the history and theory of modern and contemporary art. In more than 100 short essays exploring (year-by-year) key art movements, exhibitions, events, and artists, the authors weave together a complex and dazzling panorama of practice and interpretation rife with mutual influence, collision, and conflict. Readers are left with a comprehensive and thorough account of the history of art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The series of seminars will enable participants to trace the history of art from 1900 to 2010. It will consist of several thematic units matching sections within the book. The first unit (October 25–December 13, 2015) 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 (January–June 2016) will explore the history of art from 1900 to 1944, while the third (September–December, 2016) will focus on the postwar period from 1945 to 2010.

Those who are interested in the history and theory of modern and contemporary art are encouraged to apply for a Garage Library membership to begin reading the book prior to joining the seminars. The most dedicated participants will receive one of the many books released in 2012 to 2014 as part of Garage's joint publishing program with Ad Marginem Press.


Julia Liderman holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the Russian State University for Humanities (2004) and is the author of The Themes of “Trial” and “Proof” in Post-Soviet Culture: The Soviet Past in Russian Cinematography of the 1990s (Ibidem-Verlag: Stuttgart: 2005). Formerly an assistant professor in the Cultural Studies department at RSUH (2007–2015), Liderman is currently an independent scholar and researcher focusing on Soviet and new Russian cinema, theater, and art. Her work has been published in various journals, including Znamya, New Literary Observer, Sinii Divan, and Iskusstvo Kino, to name just a few.


Admission is free; please register in advance by calling +7 495 645 0520