Tatiana Volkova

Tatiana Volkova

Art in the Zones of Geopolitical Conflicts

On March 18, 2014, the Crimean peninsula was annexed by the Russian Federation. Based on the results of the referendum, which were not acknowledged by Ukraine, Russia declared the Crimea its territory. The annexation of Crimea was not recognized at the...

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Nadenka objects Artists’ Responses to Domestic Violence in Russia

Socially Engaged Art |

The cycle of articles, “Chronicles of the Russian Activist Art” by Moscow-based researcher and curator Tatiana Volkova explores Russian contemporary artists and cultural practitioners’ long-term involvement in various protest processes. Domestic...

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Alexey Iorsh, from Art Activism in Comics. 2012 Social Graph in Activist Art

Socially Engaged Art |

The cycle of articles, “Chronicles of the Russian Activist Art” by Moscow-based researcher and curator Tatiana Volkova explores Russian contemporary artists and cultural practitioners’ long-term involvement in various protest processes. Another...

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Monstration in Russia in the Face of Resistance

Socially Engaged Art |

Monstration is an annual mass happening in the form of a May Day demonstration, where participants use slogans and banners to communicate specific messages to the public and each other: an artistic technique used to articulate self-expression intended to...

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Kremlin Tower Feminist Activists Turn the Russian Media Against Itself

The feminists seized the Kremlin. On March 8, 2017, a new action in Moscow caught media attention: “The feminists seized the Kremlin!” Moscow and St. Petersburg feminists held an unauthorized rally in the Kremlin, deploying posters with the...

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Monstration. Novosibirsk The Chronicles of the Russian Activist Art

Scholars concur that this hybrid of art and political activism originated in America in the mid-1970s. Activist art has been characterized by its innovative uses of public space to address socially important topics, arousing communities to action. In Russia,...

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