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By Malcolm Miles, Mel Jordan

Paintings, thought, and feedback confronted radical new demanding situations after the tip of the chilly conflict. Art and thought After Socialism investigates what occurs while theories of artwork from the previous East and the previous West collide, parsing the paintings of former Soviet bloc artists along that in their western opposite numbers. Mel Jordan and Malcolm Miles finish that the desires promised by means of capitalism haven't been introduced in jap Europe, and in addition, the democratic liberation of the West has fallen prey to international clash and high-risk occasions. This quantity is a progressive tackle the overlap of paintings and lifestyle in a post–cold battle world. 

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Angela Hartyunyan is a curator in Yerevan, Armenia, and doctoral researcher at the University of Manchester.  In dating the origins of contemporary art in Armenia to the mid-1980s, I refer to the moment when various dissident artistic practices started occupying the public sphere.  Armenia became independent from the USSR in September 1991.  These are some of the slogans that Act used in its Art Demonstration of 1995.  In Armenia, Gorbachev’s rhetoric of the liberalization of economy and society was echoed in the Karabagh movement.

2 The preservation of artistic individuality was dependent upon the status of an individual artist outside the art community, and male artists enjoyed the privilege of being qualified as individuals. Not to mention that the notion of an inseparable individual artist/author is itself a masculine ideal, reflecting the ‘theological’ persona of the ‘Author-God’, as described by Barthes. The 3rd Floor was a male-dominated movement. In their first manifesto of 1988, the members listed and quoted were all male, despite the fact that there were also important women members in the group (3rd Floor 1989: 54–57).

Act’s work of the mid-1990s crystallizes the utopian avant-gardist ideal of striving for a new society and collective solidarity on the one hand, and embracing historical oblivion on the other. The group’s activities which are situated within the framework of art production and reception and the larger political and social contexts of the mid-1990s in Armenia, inevitably generate questions relating to the broader problems of the construction of a new society after the collapse of Sovietstyle communitarian affiliations and relations.

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