Yalta 1945: Komar and Melamid


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This hardback, based on the Yalta 1945 exhibition, brings together for the first time in over two decades the artists’ innovative and individual response to Soviet Russia in the WW2 . How they perceive life at the time is depicted in the Russian socialist realist style, from which this major sardonic and ground breaking installation emerged.

Having graduated from the Stroganov Institute of Arts and Design in Moscow in 1967, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid were amongst the Soviet Union’s most important non-conformist artists founding Sots Art (merged from Socialist Realism, Conceptual art and politicised Pop).


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Exhibition Catalogue publisher: Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 2016 (Bilingual edition, Russian & English)

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