Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing

by: Elena Zaytseva and Alex Anikina

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Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing, edited by Elena Zaytseva and Alex Anikina / ISBN 9781786993243 / large 516-page paperback with flaps, published by Zed Books (UK) / overstock copies with some light wear.

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In this, the first anthology of Russian contemporary art writing to be published outside Russia, many of the country's most prominent contemporary artists, writers, philosophers, curators and historians come together to examine the region's contemporary art, culture and and theory.

With contributions from Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Boris Groys, Dmitri Prigov, Anton Vidokle, Keti Chukhrov, Oxana Timofeeva, Pavel Pepperstein, Arseny Zhilyaev and Masha Sumnina amongst many others, this definitive collection reveals a compelling portrait of a vibrant and complex culture: one built on a contradicting dialectic between the material and the ideal, and battling its own histories and ideologies.