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Date & Time

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

Location

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Admission

Free

More Information

https://neubauercollegium.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/

Contact

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
(773) 834-8936
collegium@uchicago.edu

Description

The immediate occasion for this coupling of Anna Daučíková (born in Czechoslovakia in 1950, currently living in Prague) and Assaf Evron (born in Israel in 1977, currently living in Chicago) is their shared interest in Soviet-trained artists of little renown but substantial visual impact: Ukrainian native Valery Lamakh, known for his decorative tilework on Kiev’s many Stalin-era residential buildings, and Russian-born Shlomo Eliraz, whose name today primarily survives in a handful of public murals scattered around Tel Aviv. In revisiting the legacies of these forgotten heroes of a certain avant-garde’s last stand, Daučíková’s video works and Evron’s photo-based practice question the travails of the public art complex.