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Parsons Faculty Participate in Book launch and Panel for Monument to Cold War Victory

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The Committee for Tacit History 

Monument to Cold War Victory (2018)

edited by Yevgeniy Fiks and Stamatina Gregory

 

The New School

66 West 12th Street, 7th floor, Orozco Room

 

Monday, November 4th 

6:30pm: Screenings

Camel Collective, Gated Commune, 2018 (8:57 minutes)

Aziz + Cucher, You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry, 2019 (11:00 minutes)

Chto Delat, One Night, 2019 (30:00 minutes)

 

7:30pm: Panel discussion

With artists Anthony Aziz, Sammy Cucher, Yevgeniy Fiks, Anthony Graves, Vitaly Komar, Nikolay Oleynikov, scholar Nina Khrushcheva, and curator Stamatina Gregory.

 

Please join The Committee for Tacit History for a screening and panel to launch Monument to Cold War Victory (2018) edited by Yevgeniy Fiks and Stamatina Gregory.

 

At a moment in which political rhetoric invokes “new Cold Wars” with Russia and China, and violent clashes over historical monuments lay bare deep national traumas, we return to a question of art and commemoration asked seven years ago: after half a century of sustained ideological conflict and an ostensible victory, where are the Cold War monuments? While the impact of half a century of sustained ideological conflict still reverberates through all forms of public and private experience—from Middle Eastern geographies of containment to the narrative structures of premium TV to the suddenly reemerging (and still unfolding) conflict between Russia and the West—the Cold War has yet to be acknowledged through a public and monumental work of art.

 

MONUMENT TO COLD WAR VICTORY is an art book about monumentality and the legacy of the Cold War. With texts by Yevgeniy Fiks and Stamatina Gregory, Boris Groys, Nina Khrushcheva, and Joes Segal, and artists’ projects by: Yuri Avvakumov, Aziz + Cucher, Kim Beck, Constantin Boym, Camel Collective (Anthony Graves and Carla-Herrera Prats), Sasha Chavchavadze, Christoph Draeger, Deyson Gilbert, Francis Hunger, Szabolcs KissPál, The National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service, Angelo Plessas, Lisi Raskin, Dread Scott, Dolsy & Kant Smith, Société Réaliste, and Michael Wang.

 

The book is distributed by SPD 

https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9780578209975/monument-to-cold-war-victory.aspx

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