Arranged chronologically from the early 19th century through to the present day – from Alexander Pushkin to Pussy Riot, from the Decembrists to gopniks and hipsters – SUBKULTURA takes in seminal individuals and groups that have been instigators of social or political change, and that collectively provide an insight into the different facets of the Russian psyche.
Writers, artists, musicians, philosophers, nouveaux riches and skinheads, anarchists, revolutionaries or part of the status quo – Artemy Troitsky treats all with equal measure as having helped shape the Russia of today.
Textually and visually, it reflects on the development and relevance of conceits such as freedom or the social role of creative expression throughout the periods captured by Troitsky’s narrative, and looks at them through a historical perspective.
Published by HOME Publications in partnership with The New Social.
“A terrific book, that tells a compelling tale of Russia’s underground and outsiders” – Dr Ruth Adams.
“An important book to anyone who is interested in 20th century geopolitics and youth culture” – Jon Savage.
We will be joined for a reading, Q&A and book signing by author Artemy Troitsky – renowned Russian journalist, cultural and music critic, concert promoter, broadcaster, and academic. Artemy will be in conversation withS arah Perks, Artistic Director: Visual Art at HOME and Professor of Visual Art at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University
Image credit: Protests in Moscow, March 2017. Courtesy of George Malets
The New Social is an independent London-based collective founded by Olya Sova and Anya Harrison that stages public programmes – including film screenings, talks and special projects – as a way of rethinking the ‘New East’.