Russian American Foundation: The Third Wave and Novy Amerikanetz
In the years beginning with Russian and American détente leading up to Perestroika, a generation of Russian artists, writers, musicians, actors, and dancers were allowed to emigrate to America and began to gather in New York, creating a unique cultural community that first revolved around the publication “Novy Amerikanets” weekly (“The New American”). Its brightest luminaries included Sergei Dovlatov, Aleksander Genis, Boris Metter, Aleksey Orlov, Pyotr Vail and others. This exhibition will include rare artifacts and photographs by Nina Alovert, Lana Ford, Lev Poliakov, Mark Serman, Natalia Sharymova and others. It will also feature works of art by such pioneers as Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Vitaly Dlugy, Konstantin Khudyakov, Vitaly Komar, Aleksander Kosolapov, Alex Melamid, Ernst Neizvestny, Mihail Chemiakin, Oleg Tselkov among several others.