Cosmic Shift

Russian Contemporary Art Writing


Author: Ilya Kabakov,Emilia Kabakov,Elena Zaytseva,Alex Anikina

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786993243

Category: Art, Russian

Page: 456

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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. With contributions from Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Boris Groys, Barte de Baere, Maria Sumnina, Bogdan Mamonov and Pavel Pepperstein amongst many others, this definitive collection reveals a compelling portrait of a vast, complex and vehemently rigid nation, battling with its ideologies and histories.

The Postconceptual Condition

Postconceptual Condition


Author: Peter Osborne

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1786634228

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Tracking the postconceptual dimensions of contemporary art If, as Walter Benjamin claimed, “it is the function of artistic form … to make historical content into a philosophical truth,” then it is the function of criticism to recover and to complete that truth. Never has this been more necessary or more difficult than with respect to contemporary art. Contemporary art is a point of condensation of a vast array of social and historical forces, economic and political forms and technologies of image production. Contemporary art expresses this condition, Osborne maintains, through its distinctively postconceptual form. These essays—extending the scope and arguments of Osborne’s Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art—move from philosophical consideration of the changing temporal conditions of capitalist modernity, via problems of formalism, the politics of art and the changing shape of art institutions, to interpretation and analysis of particular works by Akram Zataari, Xavier Le Roy and Ilya Kabakov, and the postconceptual situation of a crisis-ridden New Music.

Empty Action

Labour and Free Time in the Art of Collective Actions


Author: Marina Gerber

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839440904

Category: Art

Page: 236

View: 1927

Collective Actions is one of the most significant artistic practices to emerge from Moscow Conceptualism. The group's enigmatic idea of 'Empty action' is the focal point for Marina Gerber's exploration of this practice in relation to labour in the late Soviet Union. Based on interviews with members of the group (Monastyrski, Panitkov, Alexeev, Makarevich, Elagina, Romashko, Hänsgen and Kiesewalter) she exposes the relation between their jobs, their individual art practices and their contribution to the collective in the context of post-Stalinist debates on labour and free time. Departing from the mundane fact that Collective Actions' practice took place in free time from work for the Soviet State, Gerber identifies Empty action as a form of 'art after work'.

Early Polish Modern Art

Unity in Multiplicity


Author: Marek Bartelik

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063527

Category: Art

Page: 225

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This groundbreaking work examines four avant-garde groups that emerged in Poland towards the end of World War I; the Poznan Expressionists, the Young Yiddish, the Formists, and the Futurists. It is the first extensive study to bring the four groups together, and in doing so it establishes interconnections between them, and discusses their work in light of socio-political and cultural currents in Poland and wider Europe in the interwar period.

The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde

Nature's Creative Principles


Author: Professor Isabel Wünsche

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147243269X

Category: Art

Page: 246

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The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature. Isabel Wünsche analyzes the artistic influences, intellectual foundations, and scientific publications that shaped the formation of these artists. Particular emphasis is given to the holistic worldviews and organic approaches prevalent among artists of the pre-revolutionary avant-garde and the emergence of the concept of Organic Culture.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Painting and Sculpture Collection


Author: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,Diana C. Du Pont

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 402

View: 9923

Museum Ludwig Cologne

Paintings, Sculptures, Environments from Expressionism to the Present Day


Author: Museum Ludwig,Siegfried Gohr

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 6334