Russian Culture in New York: 3 extraordinary exhibitions of photography

The Russian American Foundation is proud to present the three exhibitions dedicated to the most intriguing events and personas of “The Third Wave” of Soviet immigration to the U.S., which brought together finest authors, artists, and musicians.

Anna Sergeeva
Anna Sergeeva
Anna Sergeeva
Anna Sergeeva

Those, who not unlike Columbus, navigated through the deep and have undergone inner metamorphosis on their quest to freedom of expression and recognition they sought so passionately, and desperately, in their homeland. The period from 1970 to 1990 turned into the Golden Age of the Russian artistic Diaspora. We are celebrating the period of powerful spiritual ascendance, a true Renaissance of the Russian culture-in-exile whereas tremendous creative potency brewed and fermented under the press of ideological censure, was finally released, took shape, and blossomed. Rarely published or exhibited images and objects of and by the members of the Russian bohemian community in NYC will be displayed at the National Arts Club from May 31st to June 11th, as part of the 14th Annual Russian Heritage Month®.

The Third Wave and Novy Amerikanetz: Russian Culture in New York 1970-1990

The exhibition focuses on the Third Wave of Russian cultural migration and the newspaper “Novy Amerikanetz” (“The New American”), featuring its brightest luminaries: Sergei Dovlatov, Elena Dovlatova, Aleksander Genis, Boris Metter, Aleksey Orlov, Evgeny Rubin, Pyotr Vail, and others.

Photographs of Nina Alovert, Nataliya Dyakovskaya, Leonid Lubjanitsky, Lev Poliakov, Mark Serman, Lana Ford, Yuri Shalamoff, Natalia Sharymova.

Artworks of Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Mihail Chemiakin, Vitaly Dlugy, Ilya Kabakov, Henry Khudyakov, Vitaly Komar, Alexander Melamid, Oscar Rabin, Oleg Tselkov, Igor Tulipanov, Mikhail Turovsky and others.

Vagrich Bakhchanyan: The Diary of a Non-Conformist

The exhibit features rarely shown artistic creations of Vagrich Bakhchanyan, a Ukrainian-born prominent writer and conceptual artist of an Armenian descent, whose works became an essential part of the Soviet dissident culture.

From the private collection of Irene Bakhchanyan.

Joseph Brodsky and His Time

Two distinguished photographers, Leonid Lubjanitsky and Lev Poliakov, document Brodsky and his contemporaries during various periods of poet’s life.

May 31- June 11. The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery: 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10011

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