The art of Soviet Russia may not strike the viewer as free or autonomous, but the artistic developments that flourished in this period influenced many important movements of 20th century art.
MOSCOW — There’s no hopelessness in Pavel Pepperstein’s work, no abandonment; there’s only laughter: the final laughter of those who have very little to protect them from the world.
MOSCOW — If you were to go only by the types of exhibitions you see in Moscow galleries, you would get only a partial view of what’s happening in art in Russia.
When Ho Chi Minh, the father of current-day Vietnam retreated north to regroup during the French Indochina war of 1946, he was accompanied by a number of artists.
Radiator Arts continues to energize the Long Island City art community. Its mission of showcasing new and emerging artists and curators makes for a remarkably varied program from show to show, but the installations are always topical to a particular theme. Their new exhibit, curated by painter and writer Alan Lupiani, is a heady mix that will leave you ruminating about the state of the U.S. and the world at large. Titled So Real, a contraction of both social realism and Socialist Realism, the exhibit ponders the inherent paradoxes and unlikely commonalities of these two artistic realms.