After the Cold War: Art, Museums, and the Market in Contemporary Russia
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Course Number: NARH 3361
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Global Studies
This course will review the history and function of Russian art museums, contemporary art/photography, and the contemporary Russian art market in social, cultural and political contexts. Contemporary spaces as The Garage Center and Loft Etashe; museums such as The Hermitage, The Museum of Non-Conformist Art, the National Center of Contemporary Art; and cultural institutions from the provinces of greater Russia will be covered. We will also discuss the role of international funding organizations such as Ford, Carnegie and the Open Society Foundation, as well as the role of individual artists from 1970 to present. The course will also incorporate dialogue via Skype with colleagues at Russian cultural and/or educational institutions. Original course material will be presented, including interviews and artifacts from Russia that to date have not been available in the United States.