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Left Pop
Curator: Diana Baldon, Nicola Lees, Georgina Jackson

event site and dates

Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Petrovka   1 march 2007 — 1 april 2007

curators

  • Diana Baldon
  • Georgina Jackson
  • Nicola Lees

artists

  • Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Belarus/Moldova/US
  • Declan Clarke, IR
  • CRASH, UK
  • Chris Evans, UK/DE
  • Yevgeniy Fiks, RU/US
  • Rainer Ganahl, AT/US
  • Anton Ginzburg, RU/US
  • Felix Gmelin, SE
  • Sarah Pierce/ The Metropolitan Complex, IR/US
  • Olivia Plender UK
  • Payam Sharifi, USA/RU
  • Mark Titchner, UK

project description

Popular culture distorts and makes use of the autonomy and anonymity of the culture of the counter. Artists are trying to return to its order the technique of aesthetic resistance in order to give it a new mythological content and to critique modern society, as well as the economic and social climate. Left Pop (bringing it back home) presents a variety of approaches exploring how aesthetic discourse associated with forms of resistance and protest embedded in early Leftist political ideology are now accepted expressions of popular culture and pop discourse. These works share a register in which tone and visual language echo what the German pop critic Diederich Diederichsen has defined as a pop dispositive. According to Diederichsen the pop dispositive describes a new aesthetic and political paradigm that embraces art, music, cinema, pop-literature (comics) and guerrilla design inherited from the Revolutionary Russian avant-garde of the 1920s and the counterculture of the 1960s1970s.

supporter

  • The Arts Council of Ireland

sponsors

  • Breeder, Athens
  • The British Council




A full-length article about the project will be in the catalogue of the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art which is coming out on the 1st March.








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