Lectures, Films, and Performances

Lectures, Films, and Performances

TOUR, FILM, AND RECEPTION

A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s-1980s
Wednesday, March 29 / 4 to 7 pm
Free and open to the public

Curator-led Tour / 4:30 pm
Anna Rogulina, a Dodge-Lawrence Fellow at the Zimmerli, Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History at Rutgers, and the curator of the exhibition, leads a tour of A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s. Drawn from the museum’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, A Vibrant Field is the first exhibition at the museum to explore the wide range of meanings that the natural world held for unofficial artists in the Soviet Union. While answering to specific Soviet realities, the artists’ works also raise questions about one’s individual and collective relationship with the natural world that remain relevant today.

Film Screening / 5:30 pm
The 2015 award-winning documentary Babushkas of Chernobyl is a portrait of a group of women who defy scientists’ warnings and government restrictions by remaining inside the city of Chernobyl’s radioactive Exclusion Zone, following the 1986 nuclear disaster.

The program is preceded by a reception. 


Photos McKay Imaging Photography