Want to know why there isn’t a grand monument to Cold War victory, or why homosexuality was considered Stalin’s atom bomb to destroy America? Tune in with Joes Segal of the Wende Museum for an interview with artist Yevgeniy Fiks in the series “Cold War Spaces,” tomorrow (Wednesday, July 15) at noon for 30 minutes interview followed by 15 minutes Q&A.
Yevgeniy Fiks was born in Moscow in 1972 and has been living and working in New York since 1994. Fiks has produced many projects on the subject of the Post-Soviet dialog in the West, among them: “Lenin for Your Library?” in which he mailed V.I. Lenin’s text “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism” to one hundred global corporations as a donation for their corporate libraries; “Communist Party USA,” a series of portraits of current members of Communist Party USA, painted from life in the Party’s national headquarters in New York City; and “Communist Guide to New York City,” a series of photographs of buildings and public places in New York City that are connected to the history of the American Communist movement.
Photo – Installation of Mother Tongue, Pushkin House and GRAD, London, 2019