'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. The first comprehensive publication on APTART, this book presents extensive photographic documentation of their activities alongside archival texts from contributing artists and documents from the time.
With main essays by Margarita Tupitsyn and Victor Tupitsyn, additional texts by Alexandra Danilova and Elena Kuprina-Lyakhovich, Richard Goldstein, Sven Gundlakh, Ilya Kabakov and Valerie Smith, an introduction by David Morris and interviews with participating artists including Natalia Abalakova and Anatoly Zhigalov, Nikita Alekseev and Victor Skersis.' - from the publisher's website
Part of the series Exhibition Histories by Afterall Books. Includes author biographies and selected bibliography.