Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art

Feb 6, 2015, 6:00 pm to Mar 28, 2015, 8:00 pm
The James Gallery

– See more at: http://centerforthehumanities.org/exhibition/specters-communism-contemporary-russian-art#sthash.xxecduMO.dpuf

Curated by Boris Groys, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 6, 6-8pm.

In contemporary Russia, where official political and cultural attitudes have become increasingly conservative, a new generation of Russian artists continue the critical tradition of the Russian Left and utopianism of the Russian avant-garde. Taking up this desire to change reality by means of art, they explore ideals of equality and social justice, radical politics, secularism and internationalism, without forgetting the long history of post-revolutionary violence. Guest curated by Boris Groys and held at both the James Gallery and e-flux exhibition space downtown, this exhibition includes the works of artists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and New York.

This exhibition is organized in collaboration with e-flux, where art by Anton Ginzburg, Pussy Riot, and Arseny Zhilyaev is on view.

Opening at e-flux: Tue, Feb 10, 6-8pm
8pm: Anton Vidokle, The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun

e-flux location of the exhibition on view: Wed, Feb 11 – Sat, Mar 28
311 East Broadway


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