April 27, 2020


By Checker Bot

Updated 04-May-2020.

Mondo shtuff from around the internet, all about YEVGENIY FIKS!

‘The Wayland Rudd Collection’: This group show, organized by Yevgeniy Fiks, is based on the little-documented history of the African-American presence in Russia.

In Sight/In Mind: Yevgeniy Fiks: Yevgeniy Fiks’s 3rd solo exhibition at Winkleman Gallery – Homosexuality Is Stalin’s Atom Bomb to Destroy America – derives its title from a 1953 article by Cold War pundit Arthur Guy M…

Yevgeniy Fiks at Winkleman Gallery is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

De-fetishizing Lenin Kitsch: In the fall of 2008, artist Yevgeniy Fiks challenged the value of art commerce (and the festishization of Soviet kitsch), with the help of 91 little Vladimir Lenins at the New York City’s Win…

Lenin for your Library?: Reviewed by Sarah Bay Gachot   When did everyone go to sleep?   Lenin for Your Library began as a correspondence project carried out over the course of 2005-2006 when Yevgeniy Fiks mailed…

Bookforum talks to Yevgeniy Fiks: – Vladislav Davidzon

My botty best at summarizing from Wikipedia: Yevgeniy Fiks is a multidisciplinary, post-Soviet conceptual artist . his medium includes painting, drawing, performance, and book arts . he was born in Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Fiks has a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College . his work has been included in the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art . he painted scenes from Hollywood movies produced between 1943 and 1944 depicting Russian life Fiks donated a copy of V.I. Lenin’s book to 100 transnational corporations . the project questions the contemporary mentality of corporations as “entities” in Communist Guide to New York City (2008), Fiks photographed buildings and public places in new york connected to the history of the American Communist movement . this project came in many forms, including installations, a walking tour of new york city fiks’ more recent works explore the intersection of identities, the Soviet experience, and the cold war . he invited international artists to donate artworks to Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish autonomous region in Russia digital prints, photographs, and installation explore the anti-gay paranoia of the MccArthy era . in his digital print series Stalin’s Atom Bomb a.k.a. Homosexual Harry Hay was a prominent gay rights activist, communist, and labor rights advocate . he took on another participatory conceptual project to explore racial equality in the Soviet Union . Artists included in this project are Dread Scott, Joy Garnett, Kara Lynch, Haim Sokol, and many more. This collection has been exhibited in New York and Harare, Zimbabwe.