Cultural Contradictions: On “Tusovka”

Tusovka represents a form of self-organization of the artistic environment that is chronically lacking in state support. It does not occur within the contours of what is commonly called official culture. It came about as the direct result of the breakdown of official culture and its institutions. During its ten-year existence, tusovka has not found its place in the system of institutions that are sanctioned by the state. As a result, it does not want to recognize this system as a possible means of representation.

At the same time, tusovka cannot be considered as belonging to the underground, the typological … Read more