GARAGE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Exhibit Russia: The New International Decade 1986-1996
Edited by Kate Fowle, Ruth Addison. Preface by Dasha Zhukova. Introduction by Kate Fowle. Text by Viktor Misiano, Andrey Kovalev, Andrey Erofeev, Mary-Angela Schroth, et al. Contributions by Sasha Obukhova, Vika Dushkina, Andrey Misiano. Afterword by Sasha Obukhova.
Exhibit Russia is the first publication to reveal how the Russian art scene connected to the rest of the world during the turbulent decade following the adoption of the economic reforms known as perestroika. Focusing on those major group exhibitions and events which jettisoned Russian artists to international attention, or introduced Russian publics to Western art stars, the book provides readers with a unique perspective into the dawning of the global art world. First-hand accounts from leading curators, artists and writers of the time describe the stories behind each exhibition, which are illustrated through rare installation views and archival material. These are accompanied by reprinted articles from magazines, including Flash Art, Art in America and Moscow Art Magazine. The book concludes with a chronology, in which exhibitions are listed in relation to the key historical moments of the decade.
Featured artists, curators and critics include: Jan Aman, Joseph Backstein, Veronika Bode, Shaun Caley, Ekaterina Degot, Sandra Frimmel, Jamey Gambrell, Vladimir Gorainov, Michael Govan, Boris Groys, Alanna Heiss, Georgy Litichevsky, Natalia Nikitina, Simon de Pury, David Ross, Tair Salakhov, Aidan Salakhova, Lisa Schmitz, Sergei Serp, Olga Sviblova, Zelfira Tregulova, Margarita Tupitsyn and Amei Wallach.
Konstantin Zevdochotov, "Kostroma-Mama", 1989, is reproduced from Exhibit Russia: The New International Decade 1986-1996.
PRAISE AND REVIEWS
It comes together to read almost like an oral history, and it provides unprecedented insight for English-speakers into this decade of Russian contemporary art history.
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