ARTICULATIONS | ANTON GINZBURG | BOOK LAUNCH | VIRTUAL
Friday, February 26, 2021
4 PM-6 PM MST | 6 PM-8 PM EST
with Anton Ginzburg, Anastasiya Osipova, Ksenia Nouril, & Junni Chen
REGISTER FOR THE BOOK LAUNCH ABOVE
The SAAG is pleased to host an online launch of Anton Ginzburg’s new publication, Blue Flame: Constructions and Initiatives (2020), published by Hatje Cantz and SAAG in 2020. Join us on Zoom for a conversation with the artist and book contributors Anastasiya Osipova and Ksenia Nouril, moderated by Junni Chen.
Blue Flame: Constructions and Initiatives concludes the trilogy of monographs exploring the process of survival and endurance of historical forms. The cycle opened with At the Back of the North Wind (Hatje Cantz, 2012), Ginzburg’s research into the myth of Hyperborea. Walking the Sea (Hatje Cantz, 2014), the second book, details Ginzburg’s exploration of the Aral Sea. Now, in this final installment, Ginzburg turns to the endangered legacy of another promised utopian territory––Russian Constructivism. Ginzburg is investigating ways to reanimate the interrupted Soviet avant-garde experiments and evaluate the validity of their formal-structural method in the present cultural context.
Blue Flame: Constructions and Initiatives is a critical documentation of Ginzburg’s body of paintings and films. This event will present insights by two of the catalogues’ authors, Ksenia Nouril, and Anastasia Osipova, as well as the artist himself.