[spectre] Book launch "The Withdrawal of The Red Army"

Ivan Galuzin galuzin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 08:59:50 CEST 2018

Save the date! 30 September 19:00 at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

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Orkana Forlag and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
welcomes you to the book launch
"The Withdrawal of the Red Army / Возвращение Красной Армии
/ Den røde armés tilbaketrekning"
We are pleased to announce the culmination of the project in 288 pages publication with essays by Natalia Smolyanskaya, Glafira Severianova and Igor Diakonov among others. Conversations with Guttorm Guttormsgaard and Vasili Ryabkov. Color reproductions of exhibited artworks and exhibition views, archive material, travel and research documentation.

Join us for a toast to celebrate with drinks, snacks, giveaways and more!
Djs EXXOS and OLD VAPOR presenting The ART of DJ-ing right after the few and short speeches and book signings.

Kunstnernes Hus
Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo
30 September 19:00

About the exhibition:

"The Withdrawal of the Red Army / Возвращение Красной Армии/ Den røde armés tilbaketrekning"

The threefold exhibition title points in different directions, dependent on the viewer’s perspective. Возвращение doesn’t mean «withdrawal», but «homecoming». In certain context, as in the expression “withdrawal from grave”, withdrawal denotes “resurrection”. Similarly, the exhibition itself has been in a continuous process of transformation, changing through encounters with different political and institutional circumstances.

The Withdrawal of the Red Army takes the form of a re-actualization of different modalities of resistance and a meditation on creative solutions in situations of stress, trauma and hardships.

Thematically, it revolves around notions of history writing and constructions of reality through language, the negotiation of collective trauma through games and play, camouflage, appropriation and repetition, alternate endings as well as questions of originality and authenticity of the work of art.

Artists in the project include Yoko Ono, Lee Miller & David E. Sherman, Sean Snyder, Ivan Galuzin, Oleg Samoilov, Leonard Rickhard, Amilcar Packer, Gustav Metzger, Asta Gröting, Yakov Chernikhov, Vasilii Baranov, Dmitrii Sveshnikov, JG Ballard, John Savio, Taus Makhacheva, Sergei Chebotar, Alexei Jankowski and Igor Diakonov.

Exhibition tour:
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway 07.11.2015 – 25.01.2016
Barentsspektakel, Kirkenes, Norway 10.02. – 14.02.2016
Gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russian Federation  04.03. – 03.04.2016
Exhibition Hall, Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation  26.08. – 25.09.2016
Blaker gml. Meieri, Blaker, Norway  11.11. – 31.12.2016

The project “The Withdrawal of the Red Army / Возвращение Красной Армии / Den røde armés tilbaketrekning” has been initiated by Ivan Galuzin and curated and produced by Ivan Galuzin and Lise Dahl, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.
Co-produced and co-curated by Glafira Severianova.
Co-curated by Ellef Prestsæter.

Made possible with support from BarentsKult, Arts Council Norway, Fritt Ord Foundation, OCA (Office of Contemporary Art Norway) and Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk.
The publication "The Withdrawal of the Red Army / Возвращение Красной Армии / Den røde armés tilbaketrekning" was made possible with support from BarentsKult and Fritt Ord Foundation.

Editors: Glafira Severianova, Ivan Galuzin. Co-editor: Lise Dahl
Design: Ulf Carlsson
Language: English, Russian, Norwegian
Published: 2018
ISBN 978-82-8104-325-1
Publishing House: Orkana Forlag

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