Museum of Proletarian Culture : Industrialization of Bohemians, Paperback / softback Book

Museum of Proletarian Culture : Industrialization of Bohemians Paperback / softback


This book tells of a challenging exhibition held in one of the major Russian museums - the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

Arseny 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 20th 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 20 Color Illustrations
  • Publisher: Marsilio
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9788831716352



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