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Kirill Svetlyakov

20 February — 20 April 2018
10 School of Collectors and Experts

Kirill Svetlyakov


In the School of Collectors and Experts, Kirill Svetlyakov's author's course "Postmodernism" was opened. The in-depth course on the author's program of Kirill Svetlyakov. The course solves a large-scale task - to define the basic concepts of contemporary art, to generalize and comprehend the history of art from the post-war period to the present, to describe the cultural space of Postmodern and man in it: contexts, problems, pathos. The goal of the course is to form a holistic view of the contemporary art world and a personal attitude to it.

The course includes 10 group lecture-seminar sessions lasting 3 hours each. Classes will be held once a week on Tuesdays from 19:00 to 22:00. At the end of the course, a Certificate is issued.

Beginning February 20, 2018

The cost of the course is 40,000 rubles.


  1. Introduction. Modernism and art problems of the XIX century. Traditions of Romanticism and Positivism. Chronological and aesthetic boundaries of modernity and postmodernity. Surrealism and conceptualism are the continuity of traditions.

  2. New directions in the art of 1940-1950-ies. Abstract expressionism. The group "Cobra". Op-art and kinetic art in America and Europe. Abstraction in the USSR of the turn of the 1950s-1960s. Group "Movement".

  3. Turn to "figurativeness" and neodadism in the art of the 1960s. "New Realists" in France, "Arta Povera" in Italy, "capitalist realism" in Germany, pop art in England and the United States. "New figurativeness" in the Soviet art of the 1960s.

  4. The youth revolutions of the 1960s and the emergence of new practices of contemporary art. Artistic and political performance in the "society of the play." New practices in Soviet art of the 1960s-1970s. Performance and the tradition of abstract expressionism. "Living sculptures." Classification of performative practices: 1. Painting actions, hepening and group art therapy (Alan Caprou, Klas Oldenburg, Yves Klein); 2. Rituals and martyrdom (Herman Nitsch, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burdon, Marina Abramovich); 3. "Simple actions", social and political performance (Jiri Kovanda). 4. Dancing. Performance in the USSR.

  5. Minimalism and land art in the United States.

  6. Conceptualism and the processes of institutionalization of contemporary art. The curatorial activity of Harald Zeeman and his exhibition "When Relations Become Form" (1969). Evolution of Western conceptualism in the late 1960s and 1970s. Exhibitions of Seta Siegeluba and "Document V" (1972). Conceptualism and photography. The tradition of Moscow conceptualism of the 1970s and early 1990s.

  7. The epoch of postmodernism. Architecture, design, music, fashion. "Black and white" in the 1970s and a turn to painting in the 1980s. "New wild", graffiti and "transavangrad" in Europe and America. Formation of a modern system of the art market. "The New Wave" in the Soviet unofficial art of the 1980s.

  8. Video art and new media in contemporary art. Origins, evolution, main problems.

  9. The 1990s. The crisis of the left movement. Modern art as an object of investment and as an investment project. "Young British artists." Aesthetics of interaction as a panacea from the capitalization of art and artistic institutions. Body and identity problems in contemporary art. Moscow radical actionism of the 1990s.

  10. Modern art - localization and globalization. New regions and new heroes. Problems of Russian art of the 2000s. Meta-and alterothernism.