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
In this course, we examine the history and function of Russian art museums, contemporary Russian art and photography, and the contemporary Russian art market in social, cultural, and political contexts. Venues such as The Garage Center and Loft Etashe; museums such as The Hermitage, The Museum of Non-Conformist Art, and the National Center of Contemporary Art; and cultural institutions in the provinces of greater Russia are covered. We also discuss the role of international funding organizations such as the Ford, Carnegie, and Open Society foundations, as well as the role of individual artists from 1970 to the present. The class also holds discussions via Skype with colleagues at Russian cultural and educational institutions. Original course material is presented, including interviews and artifacts from Russia that have not been available in the United States until now.