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The Ways of Moscow Conceptualism (bicycle tour in Russian)

9 August 2014


Belyaevo is one of the bleakest yet most densely populated areas of Moscow's outskirts. Completely devoid of outward appeal, it lacks the architectural monuments, forests, or breathtaking views of its more compelling neighbors, yet has always attracted intellectuals, such as Moscow Conceptualists Dmitry Prigov and Ilya Kabakov, who called the district their home. Moreover, in 1974 Belyaevo was the site of the famous “Bulldozer Exhibition,” a public display of Soviet avant-gard art. The tours will take you around spots that served to inspire Prigov, who would often refer to himself as “The Duke of Belyaevo,” as well as sites considered the birthplace of Moscow Conceptualism.

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