Puglia "Golden Ass"
The Roman writer Apuleius won his main glory with the novel Metamorphoses (Transformations). Subsequently, this novel, in connection with the high appreciation of its readers, received another name, the Golden…

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ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN. "PETERSBURG" ANDREI BELOGO
About Andrei Bely himself. He is too shaky and unbalanced to write a balanced work. In his unbridled fantasies themselves - unhealthiness, mental shift. Or rather: his peace of mind…

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ART BOOKS
The art book is a stumbling block in the perennial issue of "execution can not be pardoned." Only in our case - “buy cannot be downloaded”. Yes, they are often…

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BORIS GROYS “POLITICS OF POETICS”

Today, the philosopher, theorist of art and curator Boris Groys is one of the most respected critics in the world art community. His recent book, The Politics of Poetics, is a collection of essays from two English-language books, Art Power and Going Public, as well as articles published in American and European journals. Some texts of the book are published in Russian for the first time. Groys is important to read to those who want to familiarize themselves with the contemporary philosophical discourse of modern art: at the same time it turns out that it is relatively easy to write about the complex. One of the main themes of the collection is the relationship of art to the art market and to the sphere of political ideologies. Continue reading

SOC-ART IN THE LITERATURE

According to the Lexicon Nonclassics, this term originated in 1972–1973 to the circle of artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid as a kind of ironic centaur of domestic “social realism” and “pop art”, then familiar to our fellow citizens only by hearsay And the essence of the phenomenon itself in the use and parody reinterpretation of the most odious stereotypes, formulas, symbols and signs of both the state-owned art of socialist realism and the entire Soviet propaganda industry. “Pop art,” notes Max Frei in his Art-Alphabet, “could have arisen only in the“ consumer society, ”and social art was a product of a totalitarian society, all of whose members were victims of violent ideologization. Sots Art deconstructs the language of power, in this sense it is close to the tradition of a political anecdote – that’s why we love it. So far, by the way. ” Continue reading

"The Tale" by Abraham Palitsyna
The famous figure of the Time of Troubles, Avraham Palitsyn, described the circumstances of protection from the Polish troops of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra and his personal exploits in a work…

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Pop Art and Literature
I do not like to talk about art, its impact on society and all that. I do not like, does not mean condemn such reflections. Well, you know how often…

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