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Russia - Art Resistance and the Conservative-Authoritarian Zeitgeist : Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series - Lena Jonson

Russia - Art Resistance and the Conservative-Authoritarian Zeitgeist

Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

By: Lena Jonson (Editor), Andrei Erofeev (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th November 2017
ISBN: 9781138733015
Number Of Pages: 328

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This book explores how artistic strategies of resistance have survived under the conservative-authoritarian regime which has been in place in Russia since 2012. It discusses the conditions under which artists work as the state spells out a new state cultural policy, aesthetics change and the state attempts to define what constitutes good taste. It examines the approaches artists are adopting to resist state oppression and to question the present system and attitudes to art. The book addresses a wide range of issues related to these themes, considers the work of individual artists and includes besides its focus on the visual arts also some discussion of contemporary theatre. The book is interdisciplinary: its authors include artists, art historians, theatre critics, historians, linguists, sociologists and political scientists from Russia, Europe and the United States.

1. Introduction Part I: The State of Affairs: Voices from the Russian Art Scene 2. Contemporary Art in Russia under the Conservative Offensive 3. Voices from within the Art Scene: Interviews with Russian artists Part II: The Conservative Zeitgeist and Russian Cultural Policy 4. The "Russian World": Genetically Modified Conservatism, or Why Culture matters 5. Neo-traditional Fits for Neoliberal Shifts 6. A Lesson for Russian Conservatives: the Case of Hungary Part III: Artistic Counter-strategies 7. Humour as a Bulletproof Vest: Artists Embracing an Ironic Zeitgeist 8. Dissensus and "Shimmering": Tergiversation as Politics 9. A Dilemma for the Politically Engaged Author: The Case of Roman Osminkin 10. Conservative Attractions 11. Leftist Political Art: The Case of the Chto delat Group 12. Daughterland (Rodina-Doch): Contemporary Russian Messianism and Neoconservative Visuality 13. Dialogues about Art Part IV: Theatre: A Parallell Development 14. Theatre in a Period of Archaization 15. Non-conformist theatre in Russia: Past and Present

ISBN: 9781138733015
ISBN-10: 1138733016
Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 20th November 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79