Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing

Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing

Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing

In this, the first anthology of Russian contemporary art writing to be published outside Russia, many of the country’s most prominent contemporary artists, writers, philosophers, curators and historians come together to examine the region’s various movements of contemporary art, culture, and theory, from communism, cosmism and conceptualism to past and future futures.
 
With contributions from Barte de Baere, Boris Groys, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anton Vidokle, Bogdan Mamonov, Pavel Pepperstein, Dimitri Prigov and Maria Sumnina amongst many others, this definitive collection reveals a compelling portrait of a vast and complex nation built on a contradicting dialectic between the material and the ideal and a culture battling its own histories and ideologies.
 

Review
`With contributions from an impressive list of artists, curators, theorists and historians, this book offers an incredible insight into not only contemporary writing on Russian art but writing as art in Russia.' Adrian George, writer and international curator, and author of The Curator's Handbook `Theory and practice are brought together with clarity and conviction in this powerful selection of aesthetic statements.' John Bowlt, Director, Institute of Modern Russian Culture `Zaytseva and Anikina's comprehensive anthology illuminates the constellation of...

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