Igor Ponosov

Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts

This book takes the format of an opinion-based essay. Moscow based artist Igor Ponosov tries to examine the power of street art in Russia by exploring its historical background, extending from the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century, to the non-conformists and the actionists of the twenty-first century. It is an attempt to analyze as well as expand the potential of Russian street art by sharing examples of significant and relevant art phenomena and processes.
102 printed pages

Impressions

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Quotes

    NIKOLAOS MANOLAShas quoted6 months ago
    As can be seen from this review, many artists are often apolitical and do not adhere to any ideology. For many of them, street art and graffiti are just a game, the excitement of conquering urban verticals, and for some, simply a creative way to make money.
    NIKOLAOS MANOLAShas quoted6 months ago
    The outburst of street art in Russia represents the growing maturity of civil society, reflecting the degree of social discontent at all levels, from the courtyard and the city to the country in general.
    NIKOLAOS MANOLAShas quoted6 months ago
    From the perspective of the politicized content of works, one of the street series of the artist Misha Most is also interesting. Having solid experience of graffiti activity, as the founder of the project, No Future Forever, and as a member of one of the first graffiti crews CGS, he creates works of a social and post-apocalyptic nature. His series, Constitution Live (2013–2014), is in many ways a logical extension of his graffiti practices, and intersects both with the folk and civic graffiti which usually appears in unstable political situations.

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