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This exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the scandalous publication of The Crisis of Ugliness by Soviet philosopher and art critic Mikhail Lifshitz.

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GARAGE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART PRESENTS:
IF OUR SOUP CAN COULD SPEAK: MIKHAIL LIFSHITZ AND THE SOVIET SIXTIES
March 7–May 13, 2018
This exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the scandalous publication, in 1968, of The Crisis of Ugliness by Soviet philosopher and art critic Mikhail Lifshitz.
The book was an anthology of polemical texts against cubism and pop art—and one of the only …

GARAGE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART PRESENTS:
IF OUR SOUP CAN COULD SPEAK: MIKHAIL LIFSHITZ AND THE SOVIET SIXTIES
March 7–May 13, 2018
This exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the scandalous publication, in 1968, of The Crisis of Ugliness by Soviet philosopher and art critic Mikhail Lifshitz.
The book was an anthology of polemical texts against cubism and pop art—and one of the only intelligent discussions of modernism’s social context and overall logic available in the Soviet Union—making it popular even among those who disagreed with Lifshitz’s conclusions.
The result of a …

Location

9/32 Krymsky Val
Moscow, RU