A review of the exhibition by SHERA member Natasha Kurchanova can be found here.
Vagrich Bakhchanyan (1938-2009) was a prominent conceptual artist and writer, who possessed a keen sensitivity to the absurdities of the Soviet regime. By developing and experimenting with inventive artistic strategies, Bakhchanyan broadened the range of expressive possibilities for other nonconformist artists. Many of his puns became an intrinsic part of Soviet dissident culture. The show features 157 works from the Zimmerli holdings as well as from private collections in the US. It will be on view until March 6, 2016.
There will be a celebration of the exhibition on Thursday, November 12th. The opening event will start with the curatorial tour of the exhibition at 4:30 pm, followed by a roundtable discussion with Irene Bakhchanyan, Alexander Genis, Vitaly Komar, and Andrei Zagdansky at 5:00 pm. The documentary film Vagrich and the Black Square by Andrei Zagdansky will be screened at 6:00 pm, concluded by a cocktail reception. Information about parking, driving directions, and public transportation can be found here.