2008

In 2007-2008 Vitaly Komar started a series of autobiographical slide performances entitled Irony and Spirituality. My Experience in Russia and in the West.


A list of performances:

Feb. 18, 2007: Sotheby’s Auction House, London, UK. In conjunction with Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Russian Art Sale.

Oct. 21, 2007: La Maison Rouge, Paris, France. In conjunction with Sots Art show.

Nov. 17, 2007: New Orleans, US. In conjunction with AAASS (Slavic conference).

Jan. 18, 2008: Harvard University, Boston, US. In conjunction with the exhibition Territories of Terror (Boston University Art Gallery).

Apr. 22, 2008: MacDougall Arts LTD, London, UK. In conjunction with the show History of USSR.

May 28, 2008: Joyce Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. In conjunction with the conference Narratives of Jewish-Slavic Encounters in Twentieth-Century Eastern and Central Europe.

Sep. 11, 2008: Shirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany. In conjunction with the show Total Enlightenment: Moscow Conceptualism. 1960-1990.

Oct. 2, 2008: Galapagos Art Space, Dumbo, New York, US.

Oct. 12, 2008: Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain. In conjunction with show La Ilustracion Total Arte Conceptual. De Moscu 1960-1990.

Oct. 29, 2008: Parsons The New School for Design, New York, US. In conjunction with the show Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding.

Other Shows:

The Cult of Personality. Portraits and Mass Culture. Carriage Trade Gallery, New York. Feb. 28 – Mar. 2008.

Catching the Word. Black and White Gallery, New York. Feb. 1 – Mar. 8, 2008

Super Objects. Neuberger Museum of Art, US. April – May 2008.

Kuf/Mold. Gallery Jan Colle (organized by De Centraler), Gent, Belgium. Traveling show: Istanbul, Roterdam, NY.

Selected Publications:

Artforum, March 2008. Sign of the Times: Eastern Prophecies by Boris Groys (pp.329-333). Shaping the Social By Margarita Tupitsyn (pp 334-337).

New York Times, Art and Entertainment, April 20, 2008. Skewering Soviet Dogma and Consumerism, Too. By Benjamin Genocchio.