Frozen Dreams is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary art from Russia, presenting a selection of more than eighty Russian artists working from the 1970s into the present. Alongside well-established names such as Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Eric Bulatov, Boris Mikhailov and AES+F, many newcomers are introduced, including Alexei Kallima, Kerim Ragimov and Olga Chernysheva. The book features diverse media and styles ranging from traditional painting, drawing and sculpture to photography, film, installation, and photographic documentation of performance art and new media.
Featuring insightful interviews with collectors, in-depth profiles and three essays by leading scholars, Frozen Dreams is an essential guide to a subject that has been under-researched. Through representatives of all the main movements, including the Moscow Conceptual school and Sots Art, Frozen Dreams brings together artists from the Soviet underground and those working today in the wake of perestroika, when the official/unofficial divide has given way to greater diversity and artistic freedom.
Format: Hardback, 29 x 25 cm
Illustrations: With more than 580 photographs
Editor: Hossein Amirsadeghi
Executive Editor: Joanna Vickery
Essayists: Ekaterina Bobrinskaia, Alexandra Danilova, Eleanor Heartney
For the Russian edition, please see Frozen Dreams (Russian).