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What does it mean to be post-Soviet? : decolonial art from the ruins of the Soviet empire / Madina Tlostanova.

Author/Creator:
Tlostanova, M. V. (Madina Vladimirovna), author.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (161 pages).
Series:
On decoloniality.
On decoloniality
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Subjects:
Postcolonialism and the arts -- Former Soviet republics.
Post-communism -- Social aspects -- Former Soviet republics.
Art -- Political aspects -- Former Soviet republics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
In What Does It Mean to Be Post-Soviet? Madina Tlostanova traces how contemporary post-Soviet art mediates this human condition. Observing how the concept of the happy future—which was at the core of the project of Soviet modernity—has lapsed from the post-Soviet imagination, Tlostanova shows how the possible way out of such a sense of futurelessness lies in the engagement with activist art. She interviews artists, art collectives, and writers such as Estonian artist Liina Siib, Uzbek artist Vyacheslav Akhunov, and Azerbaijani writer Afanassy Mamedov who frame the post-Soviet condition through the experience and expression of community, space, temporality, gender, and negotiating the demands of the state and the market. In foregrounding the unfolding aesthesis and activism in the post-Soviet space, Tlostanova emphasizes the important role that decolonial art plays in providing the foundation upon which to build new modes of thought and a decolonial future.
Contents:
The decolonial sublime
Decolonial aesthesis and post-Soviet art
A woman who has many selves and takes over many spaces : a conversation with Liina Siib
Beyond dependencies : a talk with Vyacheslav Akhunov, the lonely ranger of Uzbek contemporary art
Reflecting on time, space, and memory with Afanassy Mamedov.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8223-7163-4
OCLC:
1013489851
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822371632 doi