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Description: The Visual World of French Theory: Figurations
Lucio Fanti’s paintings exhibited in France, Germany and Italy in the 1970s are extraordinary in their proximity to Moscow Conceptualist art in both romantic and critical modes, yet significant in their difference.See Boris Groys, ‘Moscow Romantic Conceptualism’, A-Ya (Paris) 1, 1979, pp. 3–11 (Russian/English/French trilingual review that introduced this movement to an international public). Produced as early as 1969, Fantis work traverses the period shaken by the revelations of Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago. He collapses the heroic epic of the USSR, creating a collision between dream and kitsch, a Marxian uncanny extending from the cult of personality to a dystopic...
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Related print edition pages: pp.99-125

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