Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing (2017)

17 October 2017, dusan

“In this, the first anthology of Russian contemporary art writing to be published outside Russia, many of the country’s most prominent contemporary artists, writers, philosophers, curators and historians come together to examine the region’s various movements of contemporary art, culture, and theory, from communism, cosmism and conceptualism to past and future futures.

With contributions from Barte de Baere, Boris Groys, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anton Vidokle, Bogdan Mamonov, Pavel Pepperstein, Dmitri Prigov and Masha Sumnina amongst many others, this definitive collection reveals a compelling portrait of a vast and complex nation built on a contradicting dialectic between the material and the ideal and a culture battling its own histories and ideologies.”

Edited by Elena Zaytseva and Alex Anikina
Foreword by Bart De Baere
Publisher Zed Books, London, 2017
ISBN 9781786993243, 1786993244
xvii+516 pages

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MediaImpact / MediaUdar (2012) [English/Russian]

22 July 2017, dusan

Catalogue of the international festival of activist art МедиаУдар (MediaImpact), held in autumn 2011 in Moscow. Includes descriptions of 68 recent works; texts by Tatiana Volkova, Arseny Sergeev, Oksana Sarkisyan, Anton Nikolayev, Pablo Hermann, Kostis Stafylakis, Oleg Genisaretskiy, and Peter Weibel; and interviews with Mike Bonnano, Nina Felshin, and Andrew Boyd.

Editing: Tatiana Volkova
Coordination: Joulia Strauss
Publisher MediaImpact, Moscow, with ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012
ISBN 9785990375512
359 pages
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See also two subsequent Russian-language anthologies of texts, MediaUdar: aktivistskoe iskusstvo segodnya (2014, 6 MB) and MediaUdar: aktivistskoe iskusstvo segodnya II (2016, 51 MB).

Aleksandr Deineka (1899-1969): An Avant-Garde for the Proletariat (2011) [EN, ES]

3 January 2017, dusan

“This is the first exhibition and publication to present this outstanding figure of socialist realism – and, by extension, the historical period from which his work was borne – in a twofold context: the end of the avant-garde and the advent of Soviet socialist realism. It covers Deineka’s entire oeuvre, from his early paintings of the 1920s to the twilight of his career in the 1950s, when the dreamlike quality of his first works gave way to the harsh materiality of everyday life, the life in which the utopian ideals of socialism seemed to materialize. Combining Deineka’s graphic work, posters and contributions to illustrated magazines and books with his monumental paintings, this catalogue displays a variety of subjects: factories and enthusiastic masses, athletes and farmers, the ideal and idyllic image of Soviet life.”

With essays by Manuel Fontán del Junco, Christina Kiaer, Ekaterina Degot, Boris Groys, Fredric Jameson, Irina Leytes, and Alessandro De Magistris. Includes an extensive section with documents of the Russian avant-garde, Revolutionary Art and Socialist Realism (1913-35) and texts by and about Deineka (1918-64).

Publisher Fundación Juan March, Madrid, 2011
ISBN 9788470755927, 8470755927
440 pages

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Deineka: An Avant-Garde for the Proletariat (English, 30 MB)
Deineka: Una vanguardia para el proletariado (Spanish, 30 MB)