For The Crowd Philosophy. Belarusian Neo-Pop Art, Y Gallery, Minsk, Belarus

Furniture, glass, objects, gray paint, clippings





The installation “Grey cabinet. Pop art in the USSR” is intended to illustrate the cultural situation in the USSR in the 60s, when there was no opportunity to interact with the Western art. Pop art, arose as a reflection of the consumption society, was a stranger in Soviet art. And could it appear in the USSR with its identical gray everyday life? All that was known about pop art in the Soviet Union was presented in a scrappy newspaper articles. Through the iron curtain such inventions of the Western bourgeoisie were seen as confirmation of the moral decadence of capitalism, but at the same time, well-fed West seemed to Soviet citizens unattainable paradise and dream of the sweet life.