About the exhibition

Curated by Boris Groys, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University. On view February 6 – March 28, 2015.

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, 311 East Broadway, where art by Anton Ginzburg, Pussy Riot, and Arseny Zhilyaev is on view.

Click here to read a review in Art in America.

Click here for another review of the exhibit on Hyperallergic.

Click here for The Columbia Spectator's review of the exhibition.

Click here for a review of the exhibit on This is Tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine

Cosponsored by the PhD Program in Theatre.

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