1991 — No. 5
Dekorativnoye Iskusstvo (earlier published as Dekorativnoye Iskusstvo SSSR) was one of the first journals to publish articles on contemporary art in the 1980s. In 1989, many important pieces were published in its Rakurs supplement. The fifth issue of the journal in 1991 was dedicated entirely to performance art, which was then a new concept.
The issue featured the first ever Russian translation of an excerpt from RoseLee Goldberg’s The Art of Performance: A Critical Anthology (New York, 1984), as well as contributions by Viktor Tupitsyn, Ekaterina Bobrinskaya, Joseph Backstein and Soviet underground artists like Rimma and Valeriy Gerlovin, TOTART, Andrei Monastyrsky, Komar and Melamid, German Vinogradov, and Toadstool group, among others.