Transition in post-Soviet art : "Collective Actions" before by Octavian Esanu

By Octavian Esanu

The creative culture that emerged as a sort of cultural resistance within the Seventies replaced throughout the transition from socialism to capitalism. This quantity provides the evolution of the Moscow-based conceptual artist staff referred to as Collective activities, offering it as a case-study for figuring out the differences that happened in japanese ecu paintings after the autumn of the Berlin Wall.

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To jump somewhat ahead, Kievogorskoe Field, which before 1989 resembled a poorly cultivated piece of kolkhoz land, was to be subdivided by the year 2000 into neatly aligned house lots owned by Russian nouveaux riches (see Part II). The destiny of Kievogorskoe Field— the aesthetic firing ground of KD—mirrored that of the abstract, discursive field of Moscow Conceptualism, which before 1989 was, if not as fallow and unattended as the meadow near the village of Kievy Gorky, then not as thoroughly cultivated and partitioned as it would become in the post- 4 E.

In 1990 two members calculated the “percentages of authorship” and the exact involvement of each member in the production of actions, and issued a document elaborating their results. Such redistribution of collective artistic property among individuals mirrors 12 A large body of literature exists on this topic. See for instance Lilia Fedorovna Shevtsova, Russia - Lost in Transition: the Yeltsin and Putin Legacies (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007). 05. 12:54:36 12 T r a n s i t i o n i n P o s t - S ov i e t A r t larger social processes that took place at that time throughout the postSoviet space.

Moscow, Thursday 7 July 1988 (Sotheby’s, 1988). ru/ themes/kunstbazar/sothebys-ruscont/20let/ [accessed November 23, 2008]. , 1990), and Solomon, The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost. 05. ” The Literature After 1989 For many including KD, the Sotheby’s auction was a historical milestone, after which the changes were rapid and permanent. Toward the end of 1989, KD disintegrated, and its artists began to exhibit individually, touring in various international venues and exhibitions of contemporary art.

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