ARTICULT #6 (2-2012)
EROS AND UNHEIMLICHE: SINDY SHERMAN'S DOLLS
Author: Smolianskaia Natalia, Chair of the Russian School of Anthropology, Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH, Moscow, Russia), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: Investigation of uses of doll-like images in modern art (mannequins, statues, simulations of moving bodies) allows us to specify the nature of simulacra and representations in mass culture more precisely and to mark some conditions of erotic art per se.
Keywords: doll, erotic art, sex and horror
PERFORMANCE PRACTICES IN THE HISTORY AND CARNIVAL INTERPRETED BY BAKHTIN
Author: Kitashova Oxana, student, Faculty of the Art History, Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH, Moscow, Russia), e-mail: email@example.com
Summary: The article reveals connection between the folk culture of Middle ages and Renaissance described by M.M. Bakhtin and art of performance. The author considers and analyses concrete performances by comparing to features of the carnival culture, defines the characteristics which are the most common and important for artists nowadays and those which became secondary, evaluates reaction of the government and society to activities that could be described as carnival.
Keywords: M.M. Bakhtin`s theory of dialogue and carnival, contemporary art, performance, carnival culture, corporeality, art and life, artist and spectator
CONCEPTUAL PAINTING CONTINUED WITH VIDEO ART: THE DIARIES OF CLOUD COMMISSION
Author: Marchenkova Victoria, teaching assistant of The Rodchenko Art School (Moscow), post-graduate student, Art history department, Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH, Moscow, Russia), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: Two videofilms of Arkadiy Nasonov are analyzed in contexts of own artist’s practice and traditions of videoart and art representations. Main ideas of Nasonov’s works allow us to compare paintings and videos of the same manner.
Keywords: Moscow conceptualism, psychedelic narrative, surrealist art
MIMESIS AND VISUALIZATION IN ILLUSTRATION EPIC BY DECHTEREV
Author: Istomina A., Research Associate, Sergei Andriaka’s Moscow School of Watercolour Painting, e-mail: email@example.com
Summary: The article concerns some moments of the development of the Soviet book design. Ideas and practice of Boris Degtjariov allow us to link Russian formalist and avant-guard interpretations of the mimesis idea and more conservative practice of making illustrated books.
Keywords: illustrated book, mimesis, Soviet art, book design, history of Russian theory