Gallery Talk: “The Post War Avant-Garde in Soviet Russia” with Dr Elizaveta Butakova Kilgarriff

05/02/2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Highgate Gallery
Institution Cottage
11 South Grove, London N6 6BS
Rupert Craven
020 8340 3343

The Post War Avant-Garde in Soviet Russia
Dr Elizaveta Butakova Kilgarriff, visiting lecturer at the Courtauld Institute, will talk about Socialist Realism. John Barkes, curator of Highgate Gallery’s current exhibition PAINTINGS FROM SOVIET RUSSIA 1950-1980, will share the platform giving his insights into the Soviet art education system.

Dr Kilgarriff is an academic focussing on the Russian post-war avant-garde. In 2015 she completed her thesis entitled ‘A-Ya Magazine: Soviet unofficial art between Moscow, Paris and New York, 1976-1986’ at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Based on this research, in 2014, she curated the exhibition ‘Paper Museums: Moscow Conceptualism in Transit’ at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Courtauld, UCL and the Ruskin. In 2016, she co-taught the MA ‘Global Conceptualisms’ at the Courtauld Institute.

Doors open 5.15pm. Admission £10 (HLSI members £5) on the door.
To reserve your place please eMail or telephone 020 8340 3343.
Exhibition open 11am-5pm.