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Museum of Proletarian Culture

Industrialization of Bohemians
by Arseniy Zhilyaev
Marsilio Editori

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Paperback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 87 pp.
Size: 8.75 x 11.50 inches

ISBN: 9788831716352
TB Code: 1811007
Availability: 141 in stock

This book tells of a challenging exhibition held in one of the major Russian museums-the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Arseniy Zhilyaev created a conceptual project for an imaginary museum. The viewer sees into the future after the liberation/revolution and is confronted with a radically different outlook on the history of twentieth-century art. At the core of the exhibition, there turns out to be a complex dialectic in the relationship between museum and artist: how does an artist's work come to be exhibited in a museum? When and why does an artist engage in artistic creation outside the museum walls? Is the museum the space in which a "happening" takes place? The book includes texts by Russian and foreign art critics as well as a number of previously untranslated Soviet avant-garde texts about museums and proletarian folklore.