Poetry under extreme Conditions

Leonid Sokov

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Leonid Sokov’s name is associated with Sots Art, one of the most influential developments within Soviet nonconformist culture that mocked the regime’s efforts to control all forms of creative expression.
While some Sots artists examined societal attitudes and the hollow authority of Soviet power, Sokov addressed the monotony and deprivations of daily life. He applied strategies developed in Sots Art to a broader cultural context, juxtaposing traditional images of Russian culture with popular cultural myths of both communist Russia and capitalist America. Sokov’s multi-layered visual and verbal puns provide the viewer with a deeper insight into contemporary culture, politics, and life in general.

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"Leonid Sokov"

ISBN 978-3-86678-761-2

25,40 x 27,90 cm

184 Pages

153 colored and 5 b/w illustrations

Hardcover with clothbound, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: English

Leonid Sokov

Andrei Erofeev, Boris Groys, Leonid Sokov, Julia Tulovsky

graphic design
Maxim Zhukov
Exhibition: “Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects”, 26.1. – 14.7 2013, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New York