Upcoming Exhibition

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions

Wednesday September 13, 2017 - Sunday December 10, 2017
For more than a decade, Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Putin Era—a time of political upheaval, ideological uncertainty, and unhinged materiality. This exhibition highlights more than thirty photographs from Rudensky’s series Remains (2004–2007), Eastern Eve (2009–2014), and Tinsel and Blue (2009–2015). Shifting between social document and fantasy, truth and illusion, and banality and decadence, these meticulously observed and constructed images present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.


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At the Border of Truth: Photographing the New East
Sasha Rudensky, Assistant Professor of Art
Tuesday, September 26, 5:00 pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, Center for the Arts

Sasha Rudensky will give an artist’s lecture focusing on her series of photographic and video projects completed in Russia, Ukraine, and the greater New East region between 2004 and 2017. These projects examine the slow dissolution of Soviet consciousness, the ideological vacuum left in its wake, and the reconstitution of new post-Soviet identities.