Yevgeniy Fiks

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2019

- Juliet Jacques, “Yevgeniy Fiks’ Unearthing of Historic Gay Languages”, Frieze, May 2019

2017

- Mark Jenkins, “In the galleries: The selling of the Cold War and the Red Menace,” The Washington Post, February 24, 2017

2016

- Tatiana Istomina, “In and out of tradition: Yevgeniy Fiks”, Metaleptic stories, December 2016

- Andrei Misiano,“Temperatura, nevostrevovannost’, trechina, prevratnosti sud’bi, travma, khrupkost’ suchego i, konechno, vremya,”  Moscow Art Magazine, No. 98 2016

- Mark Nash, “Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War,” Black Dog Publishing, London, 2016

- Jose Marmeleira, "Ecos de uma revolução falhada," Publico, December 16, 2016

- “Red Africa,” Artecapital, December 6, 2016

- Arthur House, Yevgeniy Fiks show exploring Soviet homosexuality to open in New York, The Calvert Journal, October 26

- Gleb Napreenko, «С приходом к нам общества потребления произошел импорт форм гей-идентичности», Raznoglasiya №7, September 2016

- Juliette Milbach, Yevgeniy Fiks, artiste post-soviétique? Ligeia. Dossiers sur l’art, N°149-152 Juillet-Décembre 2016

- Gerard McCann, The Sixties and Red Africa: the decade of searching for African utopias, The Conversation, April 26, 2016

Red Africa: Things Fall Apart at Calvert 22, Far Out Magazine, March 16, 2016

- Nicolas Michel, Exposition: quand l’URSS voulait séduire l’Afrique, Jeune Afrique, March 2016

- Vincenzo Giardina, Cosa resta della solidarietà internazionale di epoca sovietica, Internazionale, March 6, 2016

- Kang Kang, "Really, Socialism?!", Yishu, Vol.15 No. 2, Spring 2016

- Anoosh Chakelian, What the untold Soviet history of “Red Africa” reveals about the racism of modern Russia, The New Statesman, Mar 4, 2016

- William Corwin, The World is a Totality of Things, The Brooklyn Rail, Mar 4, 2016

- T.G., What the communists left in Africa, The Economist, Feb 24, 2016

- Louisa Buck, The Buck Stopped Here: Subodh Gupta cooks up a storm in Somerset, Soviet influence in Africa, and Albert Oehlen paints ‘all kinds of crazy shit’, The Art Newspaper, Feb 24, 2016

London gallery to explore Soviet-Africa cultural ties, Russia Beyond the Headlines in The Washington Post, Feb 16, 2016

Red Africa: “The purpose of these posters was propaganda and education”, Icon Magazine, Feb 15, 2016

- Jillian Steinhauer, Artrx, Hyperallergic, Feb 16, 2016

- Rachel Halliburton, The cultural relationship between Africa and the USSR, Financial Times, Feb 12, 2016

Interview with Artist Yevgeniy Fiks; Things Fall Apart, Red Africa, Calvert 22, Aesthetica, Feb 5 2016

- Samuel Goff, Red Africa: The history of Soviet relations with Africa, told in pictures, The Calvert Journal, Feb 2016

- Nicolas Michel, Exposition : quand l’URSS voulait séduire l’Afrique, Jeune Afrique, Feb 5, 2016

Africa And The Soviet Union: A Cultural Relationship In Pictures, Sleek, Feb 3, 2016

- Steve Rose, Racial harmony in a Marxist utopia: how the Soviet Union capitalised on US discrimination, The Guardian, January 24, 2016

2015

- Natasha Kurchanova, Yevgeniy Fiks: ‘Any utopia is queer by nature, because it takes you from the present and directs you to a strange time and place, Studio International, Dec 29, 2015

Future Queer Perfect At Station Independent Projects, Musee Magazine, Dec 22, 2015

- Carey Dunne, The Socialist Education of Andy Warhol, Hyperallergic, November 17, 2015

- Anthony Mangos, Yevgeniy Fiks: Artist honors Pittsburgh’s labor history, People’s World, October 23, 2015

- “Really, Socialism?!” at Momenta Art, Art in America, September 2015

- Brian Dempsey, Fiks' Moscow - Celebrating Moscow's Cruising Sites and Scottish Socialist Harry White, James Morgan Brown Review, June 2015

- Suzanne Hudson, Painting Now, Thames & Hudson, March 2015

- Ksenia Nouril, Absent Statures, The Calvert Journal, February 2015

- Sarah Bay Gachot, Lenin for your Library?, The Art Book Review, February 2015

- Hrag Vartanian, Artists Confront the Uncomfortable Legacy of Lenin, Hyperallergic, January 23, 2015

- Michael Dola, Q&A with artist Yevgeniy Fiks about “The Lenin Museum,” With Sober Senses, January 16, 2015

- Hrag Vartanian, ArtRx NYC, Hyperallergic, January 13, 2015

- Ivan Savvine, Guy Burgess, Anatoly, and The Lenin Museum, OutThere, January 2015

- Perry Brass, The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Yevgeniy Fiks and 'The Lenin Museum' at CUNY's James Gallery, Huffington Post, January 5th, 2015

 - Viktoria Kupchenetskaya, Lenin “with Us” in New York, Voice of America, January 2nd, 2015

2014

- Louis Proyect, The Lenin Museum, The Unrepentant Marxist, December 17th, 2014

- Kathleen MacQueen, IN SIGHT/IN MIND: YEVGENIY FIKS (PART 2), Shifting Connections, December 17, 2014

- Misha Gutkin, Current Time, Voice of America, November 10, 2014

- Louis Proyect, A Gift to Birobidzhan, The Unrepentant Marxist, September 2014

- Adeola Enigbokan,Our Fellow Travelers, The New Inquiry, September 2014

- Tinashe Mushakavanhu, The Wayland Rudd Collection at First Floor Gallery Harare, Art South Africa, September 2014

- Elvis Fuentes, Yevgeniy Fiks: The Wayland Rudd Collection, Art Experience NYC, June 2014

- Rachel Heidenry, Art and influence — Interchange at The Galleries at Moore, The Art Blog, June 27, 2014

- Yeukai Karengezeka, Exhibition on racism at First Floor Gallery, Herald, June 24, 2014

- Kundai Marunya, Wayland Rudd Collection makes stopover in Zim, NewsDay, June 23, 2014

- Tom Wilkinson, Control: Moscow's Homosexual Hang-outs, The Architectural Review, 13 June 2014

- Qweek Magazine, Homosexuality is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America, Feb 2014

- Viktoria Kupchinetskaya, Chto Znachilo Byt' Chernokozhim v CCCP?, Voice of America, Feb 17, 2014

- Holland Cotter, The Wayland Rudd Collection, The New York Times, Feb 7, 2014

- Laurent Boudier, Homosexuality is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America, Telerama, Feb 2014

La Tendance du Moment: Chercheur D'art, Dans Paris Est À Vous, BFMTV, Jan 31, 2014

- Philippe Dagen, Yevgeniy Fiks, Le Monde, Jan 25, 2014

- Philippe Dagen, Trois questions à Yevgeniy Fiks, M Le Magazine Monde 2, Jan 24, 2013

- Marc Climaco, 29 Astounding Soviet Propaganda Images Promoting Racial Equality, Buzzfeed, January 20, 2014

- Maryam Omidi, Soviet images of Africans go on show at New York gallery, Calvert Journal, January 20, 2014

- Louis Proyect, The Wayland Rudd Collection: the Red and the Black, LouisProyect, January 20, 2014

2013

- Nicholas Parkinson, Cold War Traumas Revisited: Yevgeniy Fiks on Diego Rivera, Modern Art, and the Division of Art and Politics in America, Nierika: Revista De Estudios De Arte, #4, November 2013

- Mary Di Lucia, Yevgeniy Fiks: 'Gay History Must Become Part of Russia's Official History',  TURNONART, November 2013

- Pınar Üner Yılmaz, Global is the New Local: The Butterfly Effect of New Economies, Gallery 400 Blog, November 22, 2013

- Feran Mateo, Cartographia Sovietica del Moscu Gay, La Vanguardia, September 18, 2013

- Alek D. Epstein, Impossible Identity: The Absent Gay Art and the Field of Contemporary Art in the Country of Winning Homophobia, Neprikosnovenniy Zapas, No. 4 (90), 2013

- Feran Mateo, Cuando el camarada Lenin se llamaba tía Lena, Russia Hoy, September 17, 2013

- Anastasiia Fedorova, Soviet Cruising, Dazed Digital, August 12, 2013

-Agata Pyzik, Cruising past: photographer Yevgeniy Fiks resurrects Moscow’s forgotten gay history, The Calvert Journal, July 17, 2013

- Andy Amato, Carolyn Sorter and Michael A. Morris, “Co- Re-Creating Spaces,” at CentralTrak (2012-13), Arts+Culture Magazine, June 10, 2013

- Viktoriya Kupchinetskaya, Hidden meeting spots of Soviet gays: Moscow's repressed history, Golos Ameriki, June 6, 2013

- David Blomenberg, How Life in Shadow-worlds Usually Goes, The Lit Pub, June 15, 2013

- Vladislav Davidzon, Bookforum talks to Yevgeniy Fiks, May 6, 2013

- Yevgeniy Aronov, Unreliability of Love, Radio Free Europe/Svoboda, April 3, 2013

- Zach Zavich, April Reviews: Jena Osman; Yevgeniy Fiks, The Kenyon Review, April 2, 2013

- Celestine Bohlen, Art Paris Shines a Spotlight on Russia, New York Times, April 1, 2013

- Philippe Dagen, Dans le pêle-mêle déroutant d'Art Paris, Le Monde, March 29, 2013

- Vincent Noce, L’empreinte russe à ArtParis, Liberation, March 27, 2013

- Nora Fitzgerald, Gay in the USSR, Foreign Policy, March 26, 2013

- Blake Gopnik, An Artist Asks, How Swishy Was Karl Marx?, The Daily Beast, March 26, 2013

- Tyler Green. The Modern Art Notes Podcast, Modern Art Notes, March 21, 2013

- Ivan Savvine, The Queer Bombs of the Cold War, OutThere, March 20, 2013

- Kathleen MacQueen, In Sight/In Mind: Yevgeniy Fiks, Shifting Connections, March 14, 2013

- Andrew Sullivan, The Other H-bomb, The Daily Dish, March 3, 2013

- Sophie Pinkham, The Homosexual Atom Bomb, n+1, February 25, 2013

Five Must-See NYC Art Shows This Week, Culture Craver, February 15, 2013

- Jillian Steinhauer, Art Rx, Hyperallergic, February 12, 2013

- Matilda Battersby, New York art show flooded and covered in mud by Hurricane Sandy set to reopen, The Independent, February 1, 2013

2012

- Louis Proyect, A conversation with Yevgeniy Fiks, a Post-Soviet Conceptual Artist, The Unrepentant Marxist, November 26, 2012

- Hrag Vartanian, Did the Cold War End?, Hyperallergic, August 3, 2012

- Kriston Capps, Yevgeniy Fiks at Galerie Blue Square, Art Voices Magazine, June 2012

- Vladislav Davidzon, Yevgeniy Fiks, Galerie Sator, Modern Painters, May 2012

- Mark Jenkins, Making Begonias Oppressively Brutish Washington Post, April 6, 2012

- Nora Fitzgerald, Roll Up for a Radical History Tour, Russia Now in Washington Post, April 4, 2012

- David Marcus, It's the Political Economy, Stupid, Art in America, March 28, 2012

- Carolina A. Miranda, Seeing Red at MoMA, ARTNews, February 2012

- Philippe Dagen, Yevgeniy Fiks, Galerie Sator, Le Monde, Sunday, February 5 to Monday, February 6, 2012

- Jennifer Weiss, After Romney's 'corporations are people too' -- the exhibit, AFP, January 22, 2012

- Dan Tarnowski, January 2012: Corporations are People Too @ Winkleman Gallery, Whitehot Magazine, January, 2012

- Doug McClemont, Doug McClemont's Top Ten New York Shows in January, Saatchi, January 19, 2012

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss, Art in America, January 19, 2012

- Emily Nathan, Gallery Shows NYC: The New York List, Corporations Are People Too, Artnet.com, January 9, 2012

- Noah Dillon, "Taking the Corps Out of Corporation," ArtSlant, January 9, 2012

Critics' Pick: Corporations are People Too, Time Out New York, January 5, 2012

- Carolina A. Miranda, This Week: Must-See Arts in the City, WNYC's Arts Datebook, January 4, 2012

- Kathleen Massara, Are Corporations People? Winkleman Gallery Weighs In, Huffington Post, January 4, 2012

2011

- Kristen Chappa. The Workers, Frieze Magazine, Issue 143 November-December 2011

- Dmitry Volkosh. The Impossible of Any Community, Russian Journal, September 23, 2011

- Innokenty Grekov, Moscow Biennale Art Performance Brings Attention to Victims of Racist Violence. Human Rights First, September 8, 2011

- Tamara Baranenkova The exhibition "Impossible community" tells how to be together, RIA Novosti. September 8, 2011

- Amy Griffin, Mass MoCA's 'The Workers' Examines Current State of Labor, Times Union, July 3, 2011

- Amanda Angel, Red Kaddish—A Revolutionary Walking Tour, Time Out New York, May 12, 2011

- Eric Shiner, "Roving Eye: Warhol's Socialist Side", Art in America, April 15, 2011 (pdf)

- Tom Williams, "Engineers of the Soul, Postmasters," Art in America, February 2011

2010

- Michael Rush, "'Engineers of the Soul', Postmasters Gallery: Michael Rush hosts gallerists Magdalena Sawon and Tamas Banovich with artist Yegeniy Fiks," Rush Interactive, ArtonAir.org, December 10, 2010

 - Caroline Miranda, Miami Art Fair Report: A Microscopic Brooklyn Bar and Other Treasures at 'Seven' WNYC.org, Dec. 2, 2010

- Peter Crimmins, WHYY News (coverage of Communist Tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art), NPR, October 18, 2010

- Miguel Amado, "Critics Picks: Communist Conspiracy in Art Threatens American Museums," ARTFORUM, October 17, 2010

- Olga Kopenkina, "YEVGENIY FIKS, AYN RAND IN ILLUSTRATIONS, WINKLEMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK, JUNE 18 - JULY 30, 2010," ArtMargins, October 17, 2010 (pdf)

- Edith Newhall, "'Communist Conspiracy' gets the space it deserves," Philadelphia Inquirer, September 26, 2010

- Elena Sorokina, "Communist Tour of MoMA," Moscow Art Magazine #77-78, July 2010

- Andrew Russeth, "In New York: Gallery Openings this Weekend," Artinfo.com, June 16, 2010

- Valerie Gladstone, “Mirror, Mirror: A Show of Portraits,” CityARTS,” April 20, 2010

"Post-Soviet Traumas: Interview with Yevgeniy Fiks," Idiommag.com. March 25, 2010

- Barry Hoggard, “Yevgeniy Fiks: Communist Tour of MoMA,” bloggy.com, March 3, 2010

- James Wagner, “Yevgeniy Fiks names names in Communist Tour of MoMA,” jameswagner.com, March 2010

2009

- Valentin Diaconov, "Moscow Biennale Beats Odds," ARTINFO, September 28, 2009

- Philipe Dagen, “The Song of Russia,” Le Monde, Saturday-Sunday, 8-9 February 2009

"La Metro Goldwyn Mayer épinglée par un artiste russe", 20Minutes. January 23, 2009

- Sydney J. Beveridge, "De-fetishizing Lenin Kitsch,” Thing Theory, February 3, 2009

- Lori Cole, Critics' Picks Things Falls Apart, ARTFORUM, January 26, 2009

- Michael Harvey, “Yevgeniy Fiks,” Art in America, January 2009

2008

- Paddy Johnson, "Yevgeniy Fiks at Winkleman Gallery," artfagcity.com, October 2, 2008

- Catherine Spaeth, "All in One Day: The Gallery Give-Away in Changing Economies,"catherinesarttours.blogspot.com, September 29, 2008

- Daniel Larkin, "The Russian Soldier," ArtCal Zine, September 19, 2008

- Colby Chamberlain, Critics' Picks: Adopt Lenin, ARTFORUMSeptember 2008

- Yaelle Amir , "Lenin Re-Commodified," ArtSlant New York, September 2008

- Linda Park, “Future without Utopia”, ARTmargins, July 2008

- Olga Kopenkina and Yevgeniy Fiks, “Legally Soviet: A Conversation,”Rethinking Marxism, July 2008

- Olga Kopenkina, "Communist History, Unclassified,” Afterimage, May/June 2008

- Ilya Budraitskis, “America’s “Other”, Moscow Art Magazine, #67/68, May 2008

- Olga Kopenkina, “Introducing Yevgeniy Fiks”, Modern Painters, May 2008

Show and Tell, ARTFORUM, March 31, 2008

- Pernilla Holmes, “Blast from the Past,” ARTnews, January 2008

- Editorial, “Little-Read Book,” Harper’s, January 2008

2007

- Ilya Budraitskis, “Communist Party USA: Interview with Yevgeniy Fiks”, vpered.org.ru, November 2007

- Yulia Tikhonova, “Communists with a Human Face”, Political Journal, No. 30 (173), October 2007

- Olga Kopenkina, “Solitude of Collectivity”, Documenta 12 Magazines Online Journal, June 2007

- Olga Kopenkina, “Corporate Face Off” in Lenin for Your Library? from Ante Projects, June 2007

- Anna Malpas, “The Party Never Stopped”, The Moscow Times, June 8, 2007

- Alexey Yuriev, “Communism Is Dead. But Communists Are Alive”, Moscow News, June 1, 2007

- Editorial, Thoroughly Modern Moscow, Financial Times, March 5, 2007

- Antti Lahde, “Maistuuko Lenin McDonald’sille?” Aamulehti, February 1, 2007

- Olga Kopenkina, "Introducing... Yevgeniy Fiks", NYFA Current, February 2007

- Santtu Palm, “Lenin Matkasi Sahkopostissa Museonsa Seinalle,” Tori, January 24, 2007

- Yulia Tikhonova, In Conversation with Yevgeniy Fiks, ARTmargins, January 2007

- Cindy Stockton Moore, "Lenin, Libraries, and Legacies: An Interview with Yevgeniy Fiks", ducts.org, # 18, Winter 2007

2006

- Exhibition Reportage, TV Channel "Russia", September 7, 2006

- Georgiy Litichevskiy, "Utopicheskoe Pervorodstvo", Moscow Art Magazine, #61/62, May 2006

- Olga Kopenkina, "Odinochestvo Kollektivizma", Moscow Art Magazine, #61/62, May 2006

- Anastasiya Mitushina, "Songs of Russia", ARTmargins, May 2006

- Yuliya Rakhimkulova, "21st Century Leniniana", Vecherniy Krasnoyarsk, April 19, 2006

- Dena Shottenkirk, "Art and Politics: Russia Redux", ARTmargins, January 2006

- Diana Baldon, Critics' Picks: Song of Russia, ARTFORUM, January 2006

- "Svobodnoie Vremya", Domashniy Channel TV, January 13, 2006

2005

- "Sots Realism Made in USA…", gif.ru, December 22, 2005

- Nick Stillman, "Samoderzhavnie Sandvichi V Chernobolskoi Zone", Moscow Art Magazine, #60, December 2005

- Interview, Kultura TV Channel, December 24, 2005

- Isabelle Dupuis, "Russia Redux /Schroeder Romero Gallery", NY Arts, November 2005

- Holland Cotter, "Enemy Image", New York Times, October 7, 2005

- Eduard Rusakov,"Khudozhniki Muzeichikov Pobedili?" Krasnoyarskiy Rabochiy, July 6, 2005

- Interview, Siberian TV Network, June 2005

- John Kelsey, Russian Front: The Moscow Biennale, ARTFORUM, April 2005

- Anastasiya Mitushina, "Bon Voyage!", Moscow Art Magazine, #57, April 2005

- Joyce Man, "Dark Diasporas", The Moscow Times, February 18, 2005

- Irina Kulik, "Feminists and Immigrants at the Museum on Petrovka", Kommersant, February 4, 2005

- Elena Sorokina, "The Art of Protest in American Galleries", JungeKunst, #61, January -March 2005

2004

- Interview, NTV Network, November 2004

- Inga Melnikova, "War on a Tray", Chelyabinskiy Rabochiy, July 14, 2004

 

Publications

- “An Artist Investigates the Divide Between Russian Jews and Russian Gays,” with Galina Zelenina, Hyperallergic, December 12, 2016

- “Again, Afresh, Once More,” Moscow Art Magazine, No. 98 2016

- “Soviet Moscow’s Gay-Yiddish Dictionary,” Cicada Press, November 2016

- “The Committee on Post-Communist Painting,” Moscow Art Magazine, No. 95 2015

- “Pleshka Theory,” Moscow Art Magazine,  2007-2014 English Digest, Fall 2014

- “Nationalisation of Galleries and Museums” in Pedagogical Poem. Archive of the Future Museum of History, V-A-C press & Marsilio Editori, December 2014

- “Pleshka Theory,” Moscow Art Magazine,  No. 92, Fall 2014

- “Landscapes of the Jewish Autonomous Region,” Moscow Art Magazine,  No. 91, Summer 2014

- “Monument to Cold War Victory” (with Stamatina Gregory), in Face to Face with the Monument, Chto Delat Newspaper, October 2014

- Moscow, Ugly Duckling Presse, February 2013

- "Moscow," Triple Canopy, Issue 15, December 1, 2011

Yevgeniy Fiks: Moscow, Asymptote, April 2011

- "The Studio-X New York Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation," Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University, 2010

- "Yevgeniy Fiks: Song of Russia," Cultural Politics - Volume 6, Issue 2, July 2010

- “American Communists in Moscow,” SHIFTER 16: Pluripotential, 2010

- “Communist Guide to New York City,” Common Books, 2008

- “Responsibilities of the Post-Soviet Artist,” Progressive Nostalgia Exhibition Catalog, Centro per L’arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, 2007

- “Lenin for Your Library?” Ante Projects, 2007

- “Responsibilities of the Post-Soviet Artist,” Moscow Art Magazine, No. 65/66, June 2007

- "Why I Paint American Communists?" EUROART Magazine, Issue 3, Summer 2007

- “Nationalization of Galleries and Museums,” Moscow Art Magazine, No. 64, February 2007

- “Lenin for Your Library?” Russian Art in Translation/Ante No. 4, 2007

-“For Critical Simulation,” Moscow Art Magazine, No. 60, December 2005

- “At the Mercy of Others: The Politics of Care,” Moscow Art Magazine, No. 58/59, September 2005

- “ Blood of a Hacking Body,” Magazinnik, No.5, 2005

- “Post-diaspora: Statement and Premonition,” Moscow Art Magazine, English Digest 1993-2005, 2005

- “No Eyes,” Moscow Art Magazine, No.57, April 2005

- “Blood of a Hacking Body,” Post-diaspora Exhibition Catalog, 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2005

- “Representation and Legitimation,” ARTmargins, December 2005

- “Interview with Vladimir Paperny,” ARTmargins, February 2005

- “Post-diaspora: Statement and Premonition”, Moscow Art Magazine, No.56, December 2004

- “Vy Da Vy”, Moscow Art Magazine, No.54, September 2004

- “Quick Start Guide for Double-Detection” (with Ivan Razumov), Cabinet, No.14, 2004

- “Right to Speak for Post-diaspora,” Moscow Art Magazine, No.53, May 2004

- “Post-Socialist Inventory,” Art Journal, No.2, Summer 2004

- “Net.Art of Protest,” Moscow Art Magazine, No.53, December 2003

“ArtKliazma,” ARTFORUM.com, September 2003

-“Post-Diaspora: Notes on the Second World’s Exile, Postmodernism, and Diaspora Nationalism,” pH Magazine, No.3, 2003