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Sasha Pevak (born in 1988 in Moscow) is an art-researcher and independent curator. He lives and works between Paris and Moscow. PhD student and lecturer at Paris 8 University, Sasha Pevak is particularly interested in the relationship between art and power and is currently writing a thesis entitled “The Body of Artist as a Place of Resistance in Soviet and Russian Art After 1974″, under the direction of Prof. Jérôme Glicenstein. After graduating from Lomonosov Moscow State University and Paris-Sorbonne University, Sasha Pevak worked at Monumenta (2014) and at Le frac île-de-france – le plateau (2015). In 2016-2017, he was a member of the Editorial Board of the magazine Marges. Between 2015 and 2018, he participated in numerous conferences and curated exhibitions; in 2017, he co-curated The Opposing Shore at the 7th Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow, and in 2018 a Carte blanche of the Ukrainian artist Nikita Kadan at the Gallery Jérôme Poggi in Paris. He was also a guest curator in residency at the GENERATOR in Rennes (March 2017), the CCI Fabrika in Moscow (September 2017) and Thankyouforcoming/ACROSS in Nice (December 2017). In 2018, he presented a project to Michael at DOC! (in the frame of the festival Jerk Off, Paris, September 2018) and a show The Border is a State of Mind for the Gallery Jérôme Poggi and the FIAC in October-November 2018.

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Investigation by Sasha Pevak
29 November 2018

Art and Power in Putin’s Russia

Investigation by Sasha Pevak

The separation between art and power in Russia’s recent history has never been clear-cut. Soon after the fall of the USSR, contemporary art, namely actionism in the 90s, openly criticized society and entered the political sphere. This trend continued after Vladimir Putin’s election in 2000.   Russian identity politics in the 2000s were based on […]

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