Slavic Review

"Indeed, what Eşanu’s text has traced and described is the story of the gradual institutionalization of art, the co-opting of the avant-garde, which has been rehearsed time and again throughout the twentieth century. In his detailed and thoroughly supported analysis, Eşanu demonstrates how this played out in the Soviet and post- Soviet space in the work of one artistic group in particular—KD. This text is essential reading for those who wish to understand the dramatic changes that took place in the Soviet Union in the latter half of the twentieth century, providing a focused look at how these changes had a concrete and profound eff ect on artistic production, reception, and dissemination in Russia."
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Octavian Eşanu
$100.00 / €90.00 / £79.00