Artists Against the State: Perestroika Revisited

Group Show

May 06 – Jun 24, 2006

Komar and Melamid

Double Self Portrait

Artists


Yuri Albert
Nikita Alexeev
Sergei Anufriev
Yuri Avvakumov
Vagrich Bakhchanyan
Brodsky & Utkin
Grisha Bruskin
Sergei Bugaev (Afrika)
Eric Bulatov
Ivan Chuikov
Collection Action
Elena Elagina
Simon Faibisovich
Andrei Filippov
Rimma & Valeriy Gerlovin
Eduard Gorokhovsky
Sven Gundlakh
Georgy Guryanov
Ilya Kabakov
Andrei Khlobystin
George Kizewalter
Komar & Melamid
Maria Konstantinova
Igor Kopystiansky
Svetlana Kopystiansky
Alexander Kosolapov
Nikolai Kozlov
Leonid Lamm
Rostislav Lebedev
Yuri Leiderman
Georgy Litichevsky
Igor Makarevich
The Martinchiks
Sergei Mironenko
Andrei Monastyrsky
Irina Nakhova
Timur Novikov
Boris Orlov
Nikolai Ovchinnikov
The Peppers
Pavel Peppershtein
Gregory Perkel
Viktor Pivovarov
Dimitri Prigov
Andrei Roiter
Aidan Salakhova
Maria Serebryakova
Leonid Sokov
Oleg Vassiliev
Sergei Volkov
Andrei Yakhnin
Konstantin Zvezdochetov
Larisa Zvezdochetov
Anatoly Zhuravlev

Description


The Feldman Gallery will exhibit conceptual works by more than fifty nonconformist artists from the former Soviet Union who burst onto the international art scene during Perestroika – that period of political and cultural reform initiated by Gorbachev in the late ‘80s and ending in 1991 with the break-up of the USSR. Working outside the parameters of government sanctioned art, unofficial artists developed various strategies for survival that ranged from public confrontation to withdrawal into the private sphere. Subject to persecution, the underground existed at great risk.

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The Peppers

Untitled Geese

The Peppers

Untitled Geese

enamel on Masonite, spackle/glue mixture, epoxy

48.5 x 58.5

D. James Dee Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Leonid Lamm

Assembly Hall, Butyrka Prison, Russia

oil on canvas

80 x 80 inches

Emily Poole Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Simon Faibisovich

Holiday

Oil on Canvas

74 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches

Emily Poole Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Nikolai Kozlov

Non-Party Member

painted wood gun replica, canvas duffel bag with painted text

29 x 52 x 21 inches

Emiily Poole Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Boris Orlov

Group Portrait with Ribbons

Painted bronze

19 x 15 x 9 inches

Collection of Grisha and Alexandra Bruskin

Komar & Melamid

Portrait of Ronald Reagan as Centaur

Oil on canvas

91 x 63 inches

D. James Dee Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Brodsky & Utkin

Still Life

Glass top iron table with painted plaster objects

7'8" x 13'6" x 30"

D. James Dee Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Grisha Bruskin

The Birth of a Hero

15 painted bronze sculptures

variable sizes

Emily Poole Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Sergei Bugaev

Banya (Bath)

Oil on canvas

26 x 39 inches framed

Courtesy I-20 Gallery, New York

Dimitri Prigov

Glasnost

ink on newspaper

18 3/4 x 15 inches

Emily Poole Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

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Artists Against the State, 2006

Artists Against the State, 2006

installation view

Artists Against the State, 2006

installation view

Artists Against the State, 2006

installation view

Artists Against the State, 2006

installation view

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Artists Against the State, 2006

installation view

Artists Against the State, 2006

installation view

Artists Against the State, 2006

installation view

Artists Against the State, 2006

installation view

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