The Leningrad Art Scene in the 1980s

March 4, 2010 - 17:30 - 19:00
Nador u. 11
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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.

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.