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Progressive Nostalgia: Contemporary Art from the Former USSR. Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci. 2007.

27 мая 2007-26 августа 2007

The exhibition Progressive Nostalgia: Contemporary Art from the Former USSR, curated by Viktor Misiano, was on view at the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prator, Italy (27 May–26 August 2007) and subsequently traveled to other venues.

It considered the fate of the post-Soviet space and artistic production within those countries—artists’ relationship to independence and national identity, the trauma of transition, normalization, the communist past, Soviet modernity, and the sometimes disappointing encounter with ‘the West,’ etc. It specifically reflects on the post-1989/1991 world in order to understand how the history of divisions during the Cold War persists in impacting today’s art and cultural production—it is about ‘the present and its natural interaction with the past.’ Exhibited artists included: Pavel Braila, Olga Chernysheva, Factory of Found Clothes (FFC), Yevgeniy Fiks, Alexandra Galkina, Dimitri Gutov, Olga Kisseleva, Aleksander Komarov, Irina Korina, Anatoly Osmolovsky, David Ter-Oganjan, Leonid Tishkov, Jaan Toomik, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Dmitry Vilensky, and Chto delat?.