Dr. Yelena Kalinsky, Associate Director of Research and Publications at H-Net in the Department of History, has published “The Schizoid Objects of Moscow Conceptualism,” in Thinking Pictures: The Visual Field of Moscow Conceptualism, ed. Jane Ashton Sharp (New Brunswick, NJ: Zimmerli Art Museum, 2016), pp. 34-41.
The article describes the emergence of a variety of conceptual art objects in Moscow’s underground culture of the 1970s and 1980s. In it, she traces a shift within Moscow Conceptualist aesthetics from the early sots art works that appropriated recognizable Soviet signs in order to humorously subvert them to the much stranger “schizoid” objects that critically interrogated the very conditions of art viewership within late-Soviet culture. It is published in the catalog accompanying a major exhibition of Moscow Conceptualist art at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in 2016. A pdf can be found online here.