Cosmic shift : Russian contemporary art writing / foreword, Bart De Baere ; acknowledgments, Elena Zaytseva and Alex Anikina.

  • London: Zed Books. 2017
  • London: Bloomsbury Publishing 2020
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A TLS Book of the Year 2017. 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 contemporary art, culture and and theory. With contributions from Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Boris Groys, Dmitri Prigov, Anton Vidokle, Keti Chukhrov, Oxana Timofeeva, Pavel Pepperstein, Arseny Zhilyaev and Masha Sumnina amongst many others, this definitive collection reveals a compelling portrait of a vibrant and complex culture: one built on a contradicting dialectic between the material and the ideal, and battling its own histories and ideologies.
Includes index.
Part One - Past futures --1.The nomadic theater of the communist --2.The center of cosmic energy --3.The truth of art --4.VDNKh, the capital of the world --5.The Communist Revolution was caused by the Sun --Part Two - Inherited aesthetics --6.History of angels - Joseph Backstein --7.Concerning abstractionism --8. Screens --9.Two manifestos --10.The form of art as mediation --11.Soviet communism and the paradox of alienation --12.The Russian avant-garde as an uncontrollable beast --Part Three - From the archive --13. Author, cosmos, archive --14. A binary system --15. You can call him another man --16. Running to the nest --17. Brink, kerbside, fence, margin --Part Four - Russia, today --18.A heritage without an heir --19.Krisis --20.Questions without answers, answers without questions --21.The Utopian Union of the Unemployed --22.Chto Delat? and method --23.Weakness --Part Five - Future futures --24.Ultra black --25.Demand full automation of contemporary art --26.The Antichthon --27.I want to be afraid of the forest --28.The skyscraper-cleaner pine marten
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