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EXHIBIT OPENING- The Arts of Subversion: Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, Dec. 4

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EXHIBIT OPENING- Arts of Subversion: Nonconformist Art from Soviet Union, Dec 4

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The Arts of Subversion:
Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union

The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection

View rare works from the Soviet Union's underground visual culture and
learn about the collection's extraordinary rescue by Harvard alumnus
Norton T. Dodge. Public opening: Thursday, Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.; gallery
talk with curator Anna Wexler Katsnelson and Norton Dodge at 5:45 p.m.
CGIS South Building, Concourse Level, 1730 Cambridge Street.
Exhibition runs through January 22. Please contact the Davis Center
for Russian and Eurasian Studies for more information: 617-495-4037;;

The Arts of Subversion: Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union
showcases selections from the Nancy and Norton Dodge Collection, the
most comprehensive collection of Soviet nonconformist art in the
world. The art spans a period of thirty years, from the mid-1950s,
soon after Stalin's death and Khrushchev's rise to power, through the
period of stagnation under Brezhnev in the 1970s and Gorbachev's
glasnost and perestroika in the 1980s. The exhibition includes
photographs, lithographs, etchings, oils, and collages by a diverse
range of artists, displaying influences from the Russian avant-garde,
constructivism, surrealism, conceptualism, and Western abstract
impressionism, among others.

Presented in celebration of the Center's sixtieth anniversary and the
recent gift to the Center of Soviet nonconformist art from Norton and
Nancy Dodge, The Arts of Subversion features works from the new Davis
Center collection, the Dodge Collection at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli
Art Museum at Rutgers University, as well as the Dodges' personal
collection. Together, the exhibited works speak to the
interrelationship of art and power as reflected in the visual culture
of the Soviet Union, and the vitality of the underground culture that
emerged there as artists sought to express their own aesthetic voices.

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 301b
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617.495.4037
Fax: 617.495.8319

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