Exhibition on resisting state ideology to open in Moscow

Exhibition on resisting state ideology to open in Moscow
Yuri Albert, In My Work I’ve Hit a Crisis…, (1983). Albert is one of the artists to feature in the exhibition

28 January 2015
Text Sergey Gulenkin

An upcoming exhibition exploring art’s role in resisting state ideology will open next month in Moscow, featuring the works of over 60 artists from countries across central and eastern Europe. Grammar of Freedom/Five Lessons: Works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection presents art ranging from the 1960s to the present day, and is organised around five open-ended “lessons” on art’s role in the search for freedom.

Depicting artists’ resistance to the ideological pressure of the state, Grammar of Freedom explores how particular individuals have found alternative ways of existing and defending their personal freedom. The exhibition is also accompanied by an education program which includes a panel discussion, an international conference, guided tours and children’s activities.

The exhibition, a joint collaboration between Garage and Slovenia’s Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, will open on 6 February and run until 19 April 2015.