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Transition in Post-Soviet Art

The Collective Actions Group Before and After 1989

The artistic tradition that emerged as a form of cultural resistance in the 1970s changed during the transition from socialism to capitalism. This volume presents the evolution of the Moscow-based conceptual artist group called Collective Actions, proposing it as a case-study for understanding the transformations that took place in Eastern European art after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Esanu introduces Moscow Conceptualism by performing a close examination of the Collective Actions group's ten-volume publication Journeys Outside the City and of the Dictionary of Moscow Conceptualism. He analyzes above all the evolution of Collective Actions through ten consecutive phases, discussing changes that occur in each new volume of the Journeys. Compares the part of the Journeys produced in the Soviet period with those volumes assembled after the dissolution of the USSR. The concept of "transition" and the activities of Soros Centers for Contemporary Art are also analyzed.

About the Authors

Octavian Eşanu, was founding director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau (Moldova) and later curator for art institutions in the Netherlands and Germany. He completed his PhD at the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University in 2009. Currently he collaborates with the international art journals ARTMargins and Umelec. In all of these activities he is seeking a common ground between his artistic, curatorial and academic interests. Boris Groys is an art critic, media theorist, and philosopher. He is Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University.

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