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Post-Soviet Graffiti

Browsing the "Walter Benjamin" Tag

De-Industrialization and the Art Factory

“Anyone who does not simply refuse to perceive decline will hasten to claim a special justification for his own continued presence, his activity and involvement in this chaos. […] A blind determination to save the prestige of personal existence, rather [...]

March 29, 2012 Archives, Graffiti, Post-Soviet, Russia

Prosopagnosia: The Walls Have Eyes

  “To be seduced is to be diverted from one’s truth. To seduce is to divert the other from his truth. The truth then becomes the secret that escapes him.” – Jean Baudrillard, On Seduction. If the curving surfaces exuding [...]

February 15, 2012 Archives, Graffiti, Post-Soviet, Russia, Saint Petersburg

‘The Glory Of The People Will Last For Eternity’ – A Week of Silence in Minsk.

Arriving at the Minsk central bus station on an early July 3rd morning presented to us the city much as we would know it for the week of our residency. The exoticism of the outlaying dew-covered country villages, which lined [...]

July 22, 2011 Archives, Belarus, Graffiti, Post-Soviet, Violence