Word and Image: My experience of being an artist in Soviet Russia and in the West

Vitaly Komar, conceptual artist, will talk about his artistic path, his works and his evolving concept of artistic collaboration.

Vitaly Komar was born in Moscow (USSR) in 1943. He graduated from the Stroganov School of Art and Design in 1967 and has been living in New York since 1978. He is one of the founders of the Sots Art (Soviet Pop/Conceptual Art) movement in the early 70’s and a pioneer of Post-Art, a multi-stylistic art form popular in the 80’s. Vitaly Komar worked in collaboration with Alex Melamid from 1973 to 2003. Their work is included in major art museums across the world and is cited in art encyclopedias and anthologies.

Thursday, March 10 at 4:15pm to 5:30pm | Lawrence Hall, Rm. 231

Vitaly Komar