Igor Ponosov, Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts | meeting with an author

Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts
Book promo & meeting with an author, Igor Ponosov
The meeting will be led by Artur Wabik
Friday, September 14, 6 p.m., Warsztat, Zabłocie 9a/9b, Krakow

The meeting accompanies the exhibition Partizaning: partycypacyjne (re)planowanie miasta, 2011–2018 in Nośna Gallery. Please join us at the opening after the meeting! The meeting will be held in Russian with a translation to Polish. Event organized with support from The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding.

Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts book takes the format of an opinion-based essay. The author, Igor Ponosov, examines the power of street art in Russia by exploring its historical background, extending from the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century, to the non-conformists and the actionists of the twenty-first century. It is an attempt to analyze as well as expand the potential of Russian street art by sharing examples of significant and relevant art phenomena and processes. The book is first paper focused on Russian Urban Art in English.

96 pages
200 x 150 mm.
Language: English
Hardcover
Edition of 500 numbered copies
Published 2018, Moscow
ISBN 978-5-91487-127-4.

The book includes 63 colorfull pictures with street works of Soviet/Russian artists and groups: Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, Collective Actions group, Oleg Kulik, Kirill KTO, Pasha 183, Zachem crew, Misha Most, Timofey Radya, Partizaning group, 0331C, Alexey Luka, Dmitri Aske and many others.

Contents:
Entering the Public space
The Avant-garde, Soviet Muralism, Non-conformism
Urban Performance and Moscow Actionism
The Expansion of Western Culture
Hip Hop in the USSR
Finding New Graffiti Forms. Russian Street Art
The Rebirth of Urban Art in Russia
Protest Movements and Socially-Engaged Art
Institutional Street Art projects
Festivals, Exhibitions and Political Murals

About the author:
Igor Ponosov (b. 1980) – russian artist, activist, curator and researcher focused on urban art and activism. Igor currently lives and works in Moscow. He published Objects, a series of three books on street art in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Igor co-curated The Wall, a project based at Winzavod, Moscow. He co-founded Partizaning.org, a platform for exchange among activists, artists and urbanists. He curated the Delai Sam (DIY) festival, which focused on grassroots initiatives and activism in Russia. Igor is the author of the book Art and the City, for which he received The Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (St Petersburg) for Best Text on Contemporary Art category, in 2016.

Nośna Foundation supports the author in the distribution of books in Poland. If you are interested in the book, please contact us at: fundacjanosna@gmail.com.