Communist Tour of MoMA (An Introduction) (2010)
Mixed-media collage on paper, 14” x 17”, unframed
Edition of 16. Signed and dated on recto “06”
ARTIST’S PROJECT STATEMENT:
“For the past fifty years, the Museum of Modern Art has been separating artists from their politics and in so doing sanitizing the history of Modern Art. Communist Tour of MoMA connects the history of Modern Art to the history of the 20th-century Communist movement. The project is based on research conducted at the Museum of Modern Art archives in New York, focusing on Modern artists from the MoMA collection whose careers overlapped with the trajectory of the Communist Party.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Yevgeniy Fiks was born in Moscow in 1972 and has been living and working in New York since 1994. Fiks has produced many projects on the subject of the Post-Soviet dialog in the West, among them: Lenin for Your Library? in which he mailed V.I. Lenin’s text Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism to 100 global corporations as a donation for their corporate libraries; Communist Party USA, a series of portraits of current members of Communist Party USA, painted from life in the Party’s national headquarters in New York City; and Communist Guide to New York City, a series of photographs of buildings and public places in New York City that are connected to the history of the American Communist movement. See yevgeniyfiks.com.
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