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The career of the artist in Russia’s new political climate

Language: In English

Dr. Joseph Backstein, Yulia Aksenova, Dr. Andrey Erofeev, Elena Popova. Сhair: Professor Sarah Wilson.

Recent changes in the Russian art world will be discussed in the context of London’s Frieze Art Fair, possibly the most prominent of all art fairs internationally. At a moment when poitical activity is intensifying in Russian the prosecution of activist groups as ‘Voina’ and ‘Pussy Riot’ and the closure of three top galleries in Moscow have reshaped the picture of the Russian art world dramatically.

Joseph Backstein, curator and director of Moscow’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Yulia Aksenova, curator of CCC Garage, curator Andrey Erofeev, and the emerging artist Elena Popova will discuss the problems faces in Russia, chaired by Professor Sarah Wilson, Courtauld Institute of Art.

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