Art and Politics. Satirical Works of the 20th Century Soviet Artists: Panel Discussion at the Russian Academy of Arts

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Department of Art History and Art Criticism of the Russian Academy of Arts, Association of Art Historians invite you to attend the panel discussion “Art and Politics. Satirical Works of the 20th Century Soviet Artists”, that will take place in the White Hall of the Russian Academy of Arts on November 15, 2017 at 15.00.

The Soviet satirical graphic art appeared soon after the Revolution of 1917 in 1919 when the first ROSTA Posters (Known as ROSTA Windows) were created by Mikhail Cheremnykh, Vladimir Mayakovsky and other authors who later became an illustrious group of artists of the “Crocodile” – the main satirical magazine in the USSR.

In the editorial boards of the “Crocodile”, “Jolly Fellows”, “30 Days” and other satirical publications worked such noted artists as Nickolai Radlov, Mikhail Cheremnykh, Ivan Malyutin, Konstantin Rotov, Yury Ganf, Leonid Brodaty, Boris Efimov, KuKryNicks, Alexander Deineka, Alexander Kanevsky, Nickolai Semenov, Vitaly Goryaev.

In the time of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 the ROSTA Posters were recreated and their political drawings and posters were of such powerful influence that the Soviet graphic satire obtained word fame. In the 1980-s the official satire lost its artistic perfection and style, but in the 1990-s it re-appeared not only in traditional drawings for newspapers and magazines, but in a new format of a satirical cartoon.  The panel discussion is aimed at studying the Art and Politics    
theme through the phenomenon of satirical graphics, posters and cartoons and will be accompanied by a one-day exhibition “Vitaly Goryaev. Satirical Drawings for the Crocodile magazine”.

PROGRAM
November 15, 2017
Venue: the White Hall of the Russian Academy of Arts
21 Prechistenka street, MOscow

15.00 – Opening of the panel discussion

Opening addresses:
Oleg A. Koshkin, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Worker of Culture, Honored Architect of Russia, Chief Scientific Secretary of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts

Elena O. Romanova, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Advisor to the Department of Art History and Art Criticism of the Russian Academy of Arts

Natalia I. Anikina, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Figure of Arts of Russia

15.15. – Afternoon Session
Moderator: Petr N. Rodimov, Honored Artist of Russia, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Deputy Head of the Moscow Department of the Artists’ Union of Russia

Igor A. Smirnov, graphic artist, cartoonist, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Academician of the French Academy of Humor
The History of the Crocodile Magazine. Reminiscences

Vladimir G. Mochalov, graphic artist, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Chief Artist and Deputy Chief Editor of the Crocodile Magazine in 1984-2000
Caricature in the Crocodile Magazine in 1970-2000. Modern Western Caricature

Alexander U. Grekov, PhD in Art History, Honored Worker of Arts of Russia, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Secretary of the Artists’ Union of Russia
Satirical Tricks in the 1920-s  

Sergey A. Gavrilyachenko,  People’s Artist of Russia, Professor, Secretary of the Artists’ Union of Russia
Pressure from the Authorities as a Factor of Biography of an Artist  

Natalia I. Anikina, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, art historian, Honored Figure of Arts
Satire at the War.“The Frontline Humor” Magazine

Svetlana K. Kazakova, PhD in Art History
Friends and Enemies: Satirical Images in the Children Book Illustrations in the First Years of the Soviet Power

Ekaterina V. Borzova, I. Repin St. Petersburg State Academy institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture
Evolution of the Satirical Drawings of Sergey Einsenstein



Elizaveta N. Ryzhkina, post-graduate of S. Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry
Satirical Drawings of Agitation Streamers and Agitation Trains in the 1920-30-s. Early Graphic Works by Vitaly Goryaev

Sergey A. Dzikevich, Associate Professor of the Chair for Aesthetics of the Philosophy Department of M. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chief Editor of the “Universal Aesthetics” magazine
On the Historical Understanding of Political Functions of Satire  



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