Book Launch: APTART Exhibition Histories at Whitechapel Gallery, London

September 15, 2017

A collective of artists, a gallery and a movement, APTART was a series of self organised ‘anti-shows’ that took place in a private apartment and outdoor spaces in Moscow between 1982 and 1984. These covert and anarchic actions, which soon came into conflict with the Soviet authorities, represent a collective attempt to rethink the politics of exhibition-making and the practice of making public in the absence of a public sphere. Coinciding with the launch of this latest publication in the Exhibition Histories series, join artists Vadim Zakharov and Nikita Alexeev and art historian Margarita Tupitsyn as they revisit APTART as an artistic and political project. Zilkha Auditorium Saturday 23 September 3pm In association with Afterall and supported by narrative projects, London and Galerie Iragui, Moscow.

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