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Previous - Lecture by David Riff on Olga Chernysheva

20.00 hrs

On Tuesday 15 March Moscow-based art critic and writer David Riff delivers a lecture on Olga Chernysheva’s practice in which he considers the artist’s repurposing and re-invention of realism in her work, as well as the critical and political implications of this approach, particularly in the context of today’s Russia. (Unfortunately Ekaterina Degot, who was previously scheduled to deliver the lecture, is unable to do so due to unforeseen circumstances.)

The FORMER WEST digital archive contains several recordings of previous lectures and conversations by David Riff, such as an interview with Cosmin Costinas, and his contributions to the 1st FORMER WEST Congress, Utrecht, 2009 and the FORMER WEST Research Seminar Where the West Ends?, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 18 March 2010.

Prior to the lecture, the exhibition is on view during extra opening hours from 18.30-20.00 hrs.

Time: 20.00 hrs.
Location: Auditorium, Het Utrechts Archief, Hamburgerstraat 28, Utrecht (around the corner from BAK).
Language: English.

Cost: € 4 (valid for exhibition visit and conversation)

Reservations are required. Reservations can be made by sending an e-mail to

At the conclusion of the lecture, we mark the release of the fourth BAK Critical Reader, On Horizons: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art (Utrecht/Rotterdam: BAK and post editions, 2011). For more information, please click here.

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