Lecture: Of War and Peace. Leningrad’s New Artists in the Late Soviet Period | 25 Feb

NEWS | Published: 6.2.2020

Tuesday 25 February 6 pm –7 pm

Curator, art historian Hannelore Fobo (Berlin) is specialised in Leningrad’s avant-garde art of the 1980s, and particularly in the work of Evgenij Kozlov, one of the leading figures of the New Artists. In her lecture Hannelore Fobo will talk about the unofficial art scene in Leningrad in the late 80’s and the works of Kozlov in the collection of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. The lecture will be given in English.

Leningrad in the 1980’s was home to a budding underground community of artists in search of new frontiers. The group called the New Artists included painters, musicians, authors and performance artists, all blazing pathways between genres of art. They distanced themselves from the mores of Soviet artistry and formed their own counter-culture. Their do-it-yourself mindset gave birth to exhibitions, concerts, festivals and movies that were on display in makeshift galleries and squats. The exhibition Ideas into Sight shows works from three members of the New Artists: Evgenij Kozlov, Evgenij Yufit and Timur Novikov. Music by the duo New Composers is also played in the exhibition.

Admission to the lecture is free.

Leningrad in 1980 was home to a budding underground community of artists in search of new frontiers. A collective was formed and named the New Artists. The exhibition Ideas into Sight shows some works from members of the group.
Leningrad in 1980 was home to a budding underground community of artists in search of new frontiers. A collective was formed and named the New Artists. The exhibition Ideas into Sight shows some works from members of the group.