This exhibition included more than thirty works completed since 1988 by leading “unofficial” Russian artists. Like their Western avant-garde counterparts, many of these artists work in photographic, textile and performance-based media. Their art explored the contradictions in the roles assigned to Soviet women in the post-totalitarian climate of “refeminization” and disemployment. On a public discussion panel, faculty from three Halifax universities first evoked the fascinating history of art under totalitarianism, then deconstructed the feminist “orthodoxy” of the thinking behind the exhibition.
- This exhibition has passed.
After Perestroika: Kitchenmaids or Stateswomen
November 11, 1995 - January 7, 1996
Artist: Afrika (Sergei Bugaev), Elena Elagina, Georgii Guryanov, Igor Makarevich, Irina Nakhova, Leonid Sokov, Maria Konstantinova, Maria Serebriakova, Svetlana Kopystiansky, The Peppers, Timur Novikov
Curator: Margarita Tupitsyn