Published alongside the first comprehensive survey of Soviet non-conformist art from the 1980s and early 1990s ever to be mounted in London (Haunch of Venison, April – June 2010), in collaboration with Galerie Volker Diehl (Berlin) and Diehl + Gallery One (Moscow).
Featuring 100 works by almost 50 different artists, the exhibition focuses on the period before, during and after Glasnost and Perestroika, examining the profound influence that Gorbachev’s liberalising reforms had on the art that was being made at this transformative moment in the USSR’s history.
Rather than offering an exhaustive survey, the exhibition seeks to introduce Western audiences to the stylistic diversity, dynamic spirit and key exponents of the unofficial art of this period.
This fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the show and includes four essays, artist biographies and a bilingual (English/Russian) text.
English and Russian text.