Contemporary Art and Photography
in the USSR and Russia, 1960–2010
Drew Sawyer & Tyler Cann (Eds.)
Timed to coincide with the centennial of the Russian Revolution, Red Horizon—a survey of art made shortly after Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and beyond—chronicles how artists represented the growing gap between government-sanctioned orthodoxies and life in the USSR and Russia. Thoughtfully designed to read backwards for the art and forward for the photography, this softcover catalog accompanying the exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art (2017) draws from two facets of Neil K. Rector’s renowned art collection—Soviet and Russian photography from the 1970s to 1990, and the work of Moscow-based unofficial artists who came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s. Combining documentary photography, conceptual art, painting and more, Red Horizon suggests how creativity and critical thinking manifest themselves under the most difficult social and ideological circumstances. Includes introductions by curators Tyler Cann and Drew Sawyer along with essays by four art historians on symbols of the Soviet state, modernism, landscape and memory, and the tension between folk and mass cultures.
8 x 11 in. / 176 pp / Extensive b&w and color
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