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Aaron Richmond

Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art

When the 2013 Moscow Biennale staged a conversation between Ilya Kabakov and John Baldessari, there was a residual gravitas that accompanied their situation. Here sitting beside one another were two pivotal figures in the conceptual turn of 20th-century art, each one straining to understand the other through an oversized handheld telephone.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2020

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