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Soviet & Subversive
October 28, 1994 - December 14, 1994

books from Russia

organized by  Brian  Hannon

This exhibition juxtaposes the commercially-printed and bound books sanctioned by the Soviet government (usually protraying an ideal Soviet life) with secretly handmade books and pamphlets of artists which reveal how people actually lived and coped with the oppression of the Communist era.
Victor  Bogorad
Blind Alley, The
(1984) photocopy
Day's Leaves, the Night's Roots, The
(1983) Poetry by Mikhail Kuzmin. Photocopy, typewriter. Perfect bound.
Exercise in Optimism or Soul Therapy
(1990) photocopy, typewriter
Say Cheese
(1986) Display copy published in Berlin
That's the Way Things Are
(1990)
Lucien  Dulfan
Save the Birds
(1988) A "Monumental" Accordion Structure, acrylic on board w/ rope.
Renat  Gazezov
Petty Passions
(1987)
Igor  Kopelnitsky

Reproductions of prints and drawings of Igor Kopelnitsky
Raimonda  Kopelnitsky
Diary Entries
(1990) Photocopy, later published by Hyperion Press as "No Words to Say Goodbye."
Mikhail  Kuzmin
Day's Leaves, the Night's Roots, The
(1983) Poetry by Mikhail Kuzmin. Photocopy, typewriter. Perfect bound.
Mikhail  Magaril
Pain I, II & III
(1989) Ink on Paper
Vladimir  Viderman

Unpublished prints and illustrations by Vladimir Viderman
Mikhail  Zlatkovsky
Drawings
(1985)

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