This exhibition is part of a multi-year cycle that focuses on post-Soviet space and history, addressing questions related to the resurgence of nationalism(s) and conservatism(s) after 1991, the development of local art and cultures on the background of transition, dialogues between a generation which matured during the Soviet period and one which has no immediate experience of it, as well as other significant aspects of the Soviet cultural heritage.
Yevgeniy Fiks is an artist born in Moscow in 1972, who has been living and working in New York since 1994. Fiks has produced many projects on the subject of the Post-Soviet dialogue in the West, among them: ‘Lenin for Your Library?’ in which he mailed V.I. Lenin’s text ‘Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism’ to one hundred global corporations as a donation to their corporate libraries; ‘Communist Party USA’, a series of portraits of current members of Communist Party USA, painted from life in the Party’s national headquarters in New York City; and ‘Communist Guide to New York City’, a series of photographs of buildings and public places in New York City that are connected to the history of the American Communist movement. Fiks’ work has been shown in the United States at Winkleman and Postmasters galleries, Mass MoCA, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; in Moscow at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Marat Guelman Gallery; as well as at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, and the Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon. His work has been included in the Biennale of Sydney (2008), Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011), and Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2015).
Curated by Corina L. Apostol
Gallery name: Tallinn City Gallery
Address: Harju 13, Tallinn
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Open: 28.05.2021 - 25.07.2021