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The Year of 1991

1 October 2013


October 1, 7:30 pm
Sasha Obukhova: The Year of 1991

This second lecture contemplates the formation of a new artistic system replacing the old Soviet culture-management structure. Around 1991, a variety of novel exhibition spaces emerged, including commercial galleries, the non-commercial Center for Contemporary Art, and diverse experimental venues where artists took on the role of curator. This period was marked by the first steps in the development of a local art market, exemplified by the establishment of the ART MYTH international art fair. At the same time, a string of large-scale exhibitions was organized in Moscow by Russian art historians, including Joseph Backstein, Viktor Misiano, Ekaterina Degot, Andrey Erofeev, and others.

Admission is free.

Sasha Obukhova (born 1967) is an art historian and member of the Kandinsky Award expert board. She worked at Moscow Contemporary Art Institute, Tretyakov Gallery, and State Center for Contemporary Art. Since 2012 Sasha Obukhova has been heading Garage research department.


1. Vladimir Dubossarsky, Alexander Vinogradov, Home on the Range, 1995, oil on newspaper, 288 х 410 cm, Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow.

2. Moscow, courtyard of the National Center for Contemporary Art on Bolshaya Yakimanka Street.

3. Magazine advertisement for the National Center for Contemporary Art.


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