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Exhibition - Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union

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Synopsis: Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union is the first thematic exhibition at the Zimmerli to chart the development of Hyperrealism and Photorealism in the Soviet Union during the late 1970s and 1980s. April 4 - October 11, 2015. (museum is closed in August)
Start Time: Saturday, April 4, 2015 12:00 AM
End Time: Friday, July 31, 2015
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Category: Art
Web Site: http://www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu/dodge-wing-lower-level/through-looking-glass-hyperrealism-soviet-union
Contact Name: Theresa Watson
Contact Email: press@zimmerli.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
Additional Information: These artists challenged the hegemonic perception of reality, the heroic and idealized subjects that characterized Socialist Realism. They sought a new way to convey their reality; to dismiss the Soviet rhetoric. Exploring various themes and media, the artists developed a representation of Soviet life that reflected their surrounding urban and social environments through documentary and metaphysical lenses. Through the Looking Glass also opens a dialogue among artists from several Soviet Republics, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Russia. The works on view illustrate that Soviet Hyperrealism was a complex and multifaceted method that arose and developed in relation to the artistsí regional and creative backgrounds. In addition, the exhibition spotlights women who pursued art careers despite the difficulties they faced in the male-dominated Soviet art scene.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families