This lively symposium accompanies Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art in the Graduate Center’s James Gallery. Curated by prominent philosopher, art critic, and media theorist Boris Groys, the exhibition explores the ways contemporary Russian artists have responded to the utopian vision of the October Revolution and Russian avant-garde art, while grappling with the violent realities of a post-Communist state. Artists Keti Chukhrov,Arseny Zhilyaev, and Dmitry Vilensky, in conversation with Groys, Kate Fowle of the Garage art space in Moscow, Graduate Center Art History Professor Claire Bishop, and James Gallery curator Katherine Carl, will discuss how they have dealt with the heritage of Communism in their work.
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This symposium and the exhibition Specters of Communism is organized in collaboration with e-flux.
Cosponsored by Public Programs and the PhD Program in Theatre.