The Leningrad Art Scene in the 1980s

Date: 
March 4, 2010 - 17:30 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
TIGY
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The Leningrad Art Scene in the 1980s

Guest Lecturer: Anton Sheverdyaev (St. Petersburg)

The New Artists group as a representative of a new generation of the Soviet unofficial artists: "new" understanding of art, "new" style, "new" artistic type.
...The main forms: neo-expressionism, collage and "everythingism".
The New Artists group and New Wave: connections with the music scene.
From the Assa gallery to Assa movie.

Readings:
Sabrina Petra Ramet, Sergei Zamascikov, and Robert Bird, “The Soviet Rock Scene,” in Rocking the State, ed. by Sabrina P. Ramet, 181-218.
W. J. Risch, “Soviet ‘Flower Children’, hippies and the youth counter-culture in the 1970s L’viv,” Journal of Contemporary History, 40 (2005), 565-84. JSTOR

Recommended readings:
Thomas Cushman, Notes from Underground: Rock Music Counterculture in Russia Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1995.
Neil Edmunds, Soviet Music and Society under Lenin and Stalin: The Baton and Sickle, London – New York: Routledge, 2004.