Chto Delat’s most recent film-lecture, “Palace Square 100 Years After. Four Seasons of Zombie,” offers a fresh alternative to neoliberal academic approaches to the Red October centennial.
Olga Kopenkina is a Belarus-born, New York-based independent curator and art critic. Her exhibitions and projects include Lenin Icebreaker Revisited, currently on view at the NY Austrian Cultural Forum; Sound of Silence: Art during Dictatorship, EFA Project Space, NY, 2012; Reading Lenin with Corporations (2008-); Russia: Significant Other, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006, Post-Diasporas: Voyages and Missions at the First Moscow Biennale, Moscow, 2005. Kopenkina contributed to such publications as Art Journal, Moscow Art Magazine, ArtMargins, Manifesta Journal, Modern Painters, Afterimage, and others. She is an adjunct professor at New York University, Steinhardt School for Arts and Art Professions, Department of Media, Culture and Communication.
The Political Poseurs of Contemporary Russian Art
It is always a thankless task to review a show against the backdrop of current political events.