Political Activism and Art. Degree of Relationship


12.12.2012, 19:00-20:30 Wednesday

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Program: [Educational projects]

 Joseph Beuys. Dillinger. Performance, January 14, 1974.

The North-Western Branch of the NCCA
PRO ARTE Foundation
with the support of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation

as part of the School for the Young Artists Programme


December 12 (Wednesday), 2012 at 7.00 PM

"Political Activism and Art. Degree of Relationship"

Lecture of Eugenia Kikodze (Moscow)


People usually think that from modernism on, the contemporary art is associated with a certain political stance. Totalitarian regimes, at any rate, all saw an enemy in the contemporary art and accused it of degenerativism, formalism and kowtowing to the West. What is the reason for such a hasty separation from the contemporary art? Does it mean that it has to have political ambitions? How can political views be expressed in art?

Eugenia Kikodze is an art critic and curator. She used to work for the State Tretyakov Gallery. Between 1990 and 1994 she worked in the Contemporary Arts Sector of the Tsaritsino reserve museum. Since 1993 she is a member of Russia's Art Critic Association and since 1996 a member of International Association of Contemporary Art. In 2001 and 2002 she was the Head of Talent Workshops for the State Contemporary Art Centre in Moscow. Between 2002 and 2005 she worked as an Art Director of the Guelman Gallery in Moscow and as a curator of Guelman Projects exposition project (2008 - 2009). Since 2008 she is a curator of the Shargorod art residence.

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