Dreamworlds and Catastrophes

Premiere DateMay 10, 2016
00:00 BTR
00:47 Ksenia Nouril
02:21 Dreamworlds and Catastrophes
06:52 Unofficial Artists
09:56 Neon Gas Mask
14:01 Positron
19:39 Cosmonaut's Dream
26:10 Political Convictions
28:30 Abstract Art
31:25 Parallels
35:14 Finish

This Week:

Curator Ksenia Nouril talks about her exhibition Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection. The show features artwork made by “unofficial” Soviet artists during the Cold War.  These artists turned away from state-sanctioned Socialist Realism and explored new and exciting forms of self expression as a way to navigate the anxieties a impending nuclear war and the technological promise of the space age. The exhibition is on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University through July 31st.

The Zimmerli Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and open late the first Tuesday of the month for Art After Hours with tours, live music, and opportunities to meet artists. Admission is always FREE.

Boris Mikhailov (Ukrainian, 1938) From the series the Sots Art, 1975-1990 Gelatin silver print handcolored with aniline dyes.  Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo Peter Jacobs 2014

Sergei Sherstiuk (Russian, 1951-1998), The Cosmonaut’s Dream, 1986 Oil on canvas. Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union Photo Peter Jacobs 2014

Valdis Celms, Positron, 1976. Kinetic maquette of steel, paper, and wood. Zimmerli Art Museum, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / AKKA-LAA, Latvia. Photo Peter Jacobs

Valdis Celms. View of Positron, 1977. Ink and collaged photograph mounted on fiberboard. Zimmerli Art Museum, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / AKKA-LAA, Latvia. Photo Peter Jacobs

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