About the Lectures IN ENGLISH
LECTURES on RUSSIAN ART of the 20th — beginning 21st cent.
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art is pleased to announce a program of lectures on Russian Art of the 20th-beginning 21st centuries for an English-speaking audience.
The main program includes 9 lectures of 1,5h:
Nine Lectures That Shook The World
Twentieth century saw to art’s deconstruction, provided by combined forces of the bourgeois city, new entertainments, new techniques of scientific research and institutional dominance of the public museum of art. This process has taken many forms worldwide, and for a time Russian art has been at the cutting edge of innovation that aligned itself with the New against the Old. Even in its’ most radical forms, however, art of Russia and the USSR never veered far away from notions of utopian or totalitarian collectivity and the search for a common myth of transition into the aesthetic realm, while European construction of a free subject, made possible by centuries of philosophy, trade, and war, was almost always held in suspicion. This series of lectures will look at 20th Century’s most prominent personalities and the cultural context in which they worked, exploring meaningful breakthroughs along with deep-seated conservative tendencies.
The lectures in this course are IN ENGLISH
LECTURE 1 - October, 14
LECTURE 2 - October, 26 (MONDAY)
LECTURE 3 - October, 28
LECTURE 4 – November, 4
LECTURE 5 – November, 11
LECTURE 6 – November, 18
LECTURE 7 – November, 25
LECTURE 8 – December, 2
LECTURE 9 – December, 9
The lectures will provide information about leading historical movements and artists in Russian art of the 20th-21st centuries in an interactive manner and based on a rich illustrative material. They will relate historical narrative to a practical information on the collections of Moscow museums and galleries to visit and will give an introduction into a current Russian contemporary art scene.