Synopsis: Program includes an exhibition tour, panel discussion, and reception
Start Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:00 PM
End Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016
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: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Theresa Watson
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
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The exhibition "Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection" examines the engagement of Soviet nonconformist artists with science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design at the height of the Cold War. Produced between the initial crises of the early 1960s and the fallout of the failed détente of the 1970s, the works on view address themes of international significance, such as the Soviet and American space race, as well as worldwide tensions resulting from a nuclear arms deadlock. Dreamworlds and Catastrophes explores the realities and fantasies of Soviet life in the second half of the twentieth century through a variety of media, from documentary photographs and surrealistic abstractions to hyperrealist paintings and kinetic sculptures. It includes work by over 20 artists from the former Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia, Russia, and Ukraine.

Framing the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Former Soviet Union within the period of its own conception, the exhibition honors the collecting history and legacy of Norton Dodge—an inimitable mediator—whose commitment to Soviet nonconformist art may also have played a role in shaping international relations during the Cold War.

Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families