Погоня за счастьем: как представляли себе социализм афроамериканские художники в США 1930-х годов?
Being a representative of the integrationist approach to the problem of discrimination in the USA, Martin Luther King, Jr. made a number of powerful speeches in front of the African American audience. In them he often alluded to the Bible and Christianity in general as there he found numerous examples of humility and atonement. So this was what M.L.King urged Americans to.
Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art conference is an international academic forum held biannually by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University, supported by major Russian museums. The conference takes place alternately in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. In Saint Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum acts as its permanent partner. In 2018, the conference is held in Moscow, with the State Tretyakov Gallery as partner museum. The conference is dedicated to a wide range of issues related to history and theory of visual arts and architecture, conservation and interpretation of Russian and international cultural heritage, and interaction between academic science and museum experience. The chronological scope of this interdisciplinary forum spans from prehistoric era to contemporary stage. The conference welcomes art historians, culture theorists, archaeologists, art conservators, museum practitioners, and other humanities scholars whose research areas include architecture, visual and decorative arts.
In addition to an exhaustive anthology with over fifty historical documents written between 1913 and 1964 translated directly from Russian - several of them previously unpublished - this publication includes essays and texts by Boris Groys, Manuel FontÃ¡n del Junco, Christina Kiaer, Ekaterina Degot, Fredric Jameson, Irina Leytes, Alessandro De Magistris, John Bowlt, Hubertus Gassner, Eckhart Gillen, Aage Hansen-LÃ¶ve, Michael Hagemeister and Evgeny Steiner. (From the editorial review).
African-Americans, who are descendants of slaves forcibly brought from Africa to America hundreds of years ago, and contemporary voluntary African migrants to the USA do not form a single ‘black community’. This statement contradicts the claims of many Black Nationalist movements from the nineteenth century onwards, which argued that all black people are ‘brothers and sisters’ because they share common spirituality and have a common cause that demands their joint action all around the world. However, based on evidence collected in seven states in 2013–2015, African-Americans and contemporary African migrants appear to have different historic memories of pre-slave trade and pre-colonial Africa. Furthermore, the two groups identify different events as key to its history. Many members of both groups do not feel that they share a common ‘black history’. To some extent, the idea of a shared history acts to unite Africans and African-Americans as victims of long-lasting white domination. However, in the final analysis, the collective historic memory of both groups works more to separate them from each other by generating and supporting contradictory or even negative images of mutual perception. In general, the relations between African-Americans and recent African migrants are characterized by simultaneous mutual attraction and repulsion of two magnets. While they understand that among all ethno-racial communities in the country, they, as well as African Caribbeans, are the closest to each other, myriads of differences cause mutual repulsion. This attraction–repulsion effect is, in significant part, due to the differences in historic memory of African-Americans and recent African migrants in the USA.
International art criticism. Review of the exhibition "Special Fund, 1937-1939," National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev.
The second publication of the international art center Kunsthaus Bregenz Arena (Austria).