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Vitaly Komar -- My Experience as an Artist in Russia and in the West

Monday, February 13, 2012

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorum

The Visual Art Department, Creative Arts Council and Department of Slavic Languages present


"My Experience as an Artist in Russia and in the West"

Vitaly Komar was born in Moscow in 1943 and has been living in New York
since 1978. He was one of the founders of the Sots Art movement (soviet Pop/
Conceptual art) and a pioneer of multi-stylistic post-modernism (1972-73).
Vitaly Komar worked in collaboration with Alex Melamid from 1973 to 2003.
The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History; Bordas’ Petit Dictionnaire Des
Artistes Contemporains; Art in the Modern Era; and Phaidon’s The 20th-Century
Art Book. Their work is included in major art museums across the world.

Location: Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium