The Mitki and the Art of Postmodern Protest in Russia. Alexandar Mihailovic.
The Mitki and the Art of Postmodern Protest in Russia

The Mitki and the Art of Postmodern Protest in Russia

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2018.

New book.

Item #4241
ISBN: 9780299314941



Paperback
272 pp.

During the late Soviet period, the art collective known as the Mitki emerged in Leningrad. Producing satirical poetry and prose, pop music, cinema, and conceptual performance art, this group fashioned a playful, emphatically countercultural identity with affinities to European avant-garde and American hippie movements.
More broadly, Alexandar Mihailovic shows, the Mitki pioneered a form of political protest art that has since become a centerpiece of activism in post-Soviet Russia, most visibly today in groups such as Pussy Riot. He draws on extensive interviews with members of the collective and illuminates their critique of the authoritarian state, militarism, and social strictures from the Brezhnev years to the present.

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