Colleen McQuillen, Julia Vaingurt (eds.): The Human Reimagined: Posthumanism in Russia (2018)

29 April 2020, dusan

“The enmeshment of the human body with various forms of technology is a phenomenon that characterizes lived and imagined experiences in Russian arts of the modernist and postmodernist eras. In contrast to the postrevolutionary fixation on mechanical engineering, industrial progress, and the body as a machine, the postmodern, postindustrial period probes the meaning of being human not only from a physical, bodily perspective, but also from the philosophical perspectives of subjectivity and consciousness. The Human Reimagined examines the ways in which literary and artistic representations of the body, selfhood, subjectivity, and consciousness illuminate late- and post-Soviet ideas about the changing relationships among the individual, the environment, technology, and society.”

Contributors include: Alex Anikina, Keti Chukhrov, Jacob Emery, Elana Gomel, Sofya Khagi, Katerina Lakhmitko, Colleen McQuillen, Jonathan Brooks Platt, Kristina Toland, Julia Vaingurt, Diana Kurkovsky West, Trevor Wilson

Publisher Academic Studies Press, Boston, 2018
Cultural Revolutions: Russia in the 20th and 21st Centuries series
ISBN 9781618117328, 1618117327
viii+268 pages

Reviews: Aaron Winslow (LA Review of Books, 2019), Maria Rubins (Slavonic and East European Review, 2019).

Publisher
WorldCat

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Christina Lodder: Russian Constructivism (1983)

18 March 2020, dusan

“One of the most exciting movements in 20th century art, Russian constructivism radically reassessed the role of the artist and his work. Here, Lodder provides a detailed account of this complex movement and the reverberations it had on culture.”

Publisher Yale University Press, 1983
ISBN 0300027273, 9780300027273
viii+328 pages

Reviews: John E. Bowlt (New York Review of Books, 1984), John Willet (London Review of Books, 1984), Kirill Sokolov (Leonardo, 1984), John Pearson (Slavic Review, 1984), Paul Wood (Art History, 1985), Myroslava M. Mudrak (Art Bulletin, 1987).

WorldCat

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Russian Dada 1914-1924 (2018) [EN, ES]

20 August 2019, dusan

“This exhibition explores Russian avant-garde art through the perspective of the Anti-art canons associated with the international Dada movement.

The selected works reveal the intentions of many artists to take part in projects of public unrest with connotations in close proximity to Marxism and to adopt rejection, irony, the absurd and chance as the basic principles underpinning their artistic manifestations.”

With essays by Margarita Tupitsyn, Victor Tupitsyn, Olga Burenina-Petrova, and Natasha Kurchanova.

Edited by Margarita Tupitsyn
Publisher Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and MIT Press, 2018
ISBN 9788480265737, 8480265736
342 pages

Exhibition
Publisher
WorldCat

English: PDF, PDF (30 MB)
Spanish: PDF, PDF (30 MB)