Paper Museums : Moscow Conceptualism in Transit

27 May 2014–19 Jul 2014


With an equally balanced emphasis between archival and object-based approaches, 'Paper Museums' explores the ways in which ‘unofficial’ Soviet artists used periodicals as both repositories for their works and substitutes for exhibitions, as a reaction to conditions under which they could not exhibit freely. Featuring works by more than twenty-six artists, ‘Paper Museums’ focuses on Moscow Conceptualism in particular and the dialogues within this group that span several decades. Giving an insight into both the wider context in Moscow and the international situation in the late Cold War period and post-Perestroika, the exhibition includes archival material, interviews, reproductions, paintings, objects and documentary footage.

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