Saturday 23 October 2010

Russia – Art in Revolt

If Simone’s post on the new law that threatens Russia’s art collections interested you then you may want to visit the Chto delat? (What is to be done?) - The Urgent Need to Struggle exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art. I’m sure this group of artists and activists will have something to say about this new legislation as their work advances a leftist position on economic, social, and cultural agendas. This project and exhibition seeks to merge political theory, art and activism. It is realised by a Russian collective of artists, philosophers and writers whose ideas and observations are rooted in post-perestroika Russia and in principles of self-organisation and collectivism.

The work is not limited to “art” in its most traditional format, but instead seeks to explore art through less traditional mediums such as publication of a regular newspaper, videos, installations, public actions and radio programmes.

This Free exhibition is well worth a visit, but be warned, it ends tomorrow...

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