George Kiesewalter archive

An active participant of the Moscow underground art scene in the 1970s and 1980s, George Kiesewalter was a member of Collective Actions and the Avant-Garde Club and also took part in exhibitions at APTART Gallery. He documented the art scene he was part of and created a photo archive that has captured the activities of Collective Actions, the phenomenon of apartment exhibitions, and the life of his fellow artists. The archive contains over 500 digital photographs that offer a rare insight into the small unofficial artistic community of the time. The archive also features a “family album” of the scene, made by Kiesewalter: it contains photographs of exhibitions, events, and artist meetings with comments and notes. The album includes the exhibitions APTART Behind the Fence, Fight for Art (Art against Commerce), and Odessa Version; the Festival of Musical Dilettantes; and the evening Collective Actions Are 10. Materials from the collection can be found in the book Insider, published by Garage in 2015.

About George Kiesewalter

George Kiesewalter (b. 1955, Moscow) graduated from the Moscow State V. I. Lenin Pedagogical Institute in 1977. He was one of the co-founders and members of Collective Actions group (1976–1989) and exhibited his works at APTART Gallery in Moscow (1982–1984). From 1981 to 1985, he was involved in compiling the Moscow Archive of New Art (MANI). Kiesewalter made paintings, drawings, objects, assemblages, and installations, created and took part in performances, and edited the books Those Strange Seventies or Loss of Innocence (Moscow: NLO, 2010) and Tipping the Eighties in the Unofficial Art of the USSR (Moscow: NLO, 2014).

Materials from this archive are currently being catalogued and digitized and will be published at a later date.

Search the collection
All collections

Yeltsin Center

  • Marina Sokolovskaya Archive

Centre for Culture CC19

  • Centre for Culture CC19 Archive

Nizhniy Tagil State Museum of Fine Arts

  • Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts Archive
  • Nizhny Tagil Artists’ Foundation

Togliatti Museum of Fine Art, Russia

  • Togliatti Museum of Fine Arts archive

Museum of contemporary art PERMM

  • Museum of contemporary art “PERMM” foundation

Typography Center for Contemporary Art, Russia

  • Typography Center for Contemporary Art archive
  • Sochi Art Scene Archive

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia

  • Alexei Shchusev archive (The Archive of the All‑Russia Agricultural and Artisanal Industrial Exhibition)
  • Andrei Erofeev archive
  • Margarita Masterkova‑Tupitsynа and Viktor Agamov‑Tupitsyn archive
  • Francisco Infante‑Arana Archive
  • Archive of the New Drama movement (1990–2010s)
  • Open Systems project
  • Garage Video Documentation
  • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art institutional archive
  • L Gallery archive
  • Art Projects Foundation archive
  • Andrei Khlobystin archive
  • Vadim Zakharov archive
  • Viktor Pivovarov archive
  • Vladislav Mamyshev‑Monroe archive
  • Vyacheslav Kuristyn library
  • George Kiesewalter archive
  • Igor Makarevich archive
  • Igor Palmin archive
  • Joseph Backstein archive
  • Irina Aktuganova and Sergey Busov archive
  • Leonid Talochkin archive
  • Mikhail Nazarov archive
  • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art archive
  • Nina Zaretskaya (TV Gallery) archive
  • Sergey Chubraev archive
  • Stanislav Savitski archive
  • Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
  • Moscow Pallete Gallery archive
  • Shkola Gallery archive
  • Street art archive
  • Trips Out of Town archive and MANI Buchgalterium Anthology
  • Moscow Art Magazine archive
  • The archive of Artem Loskutov and the action Monstration
  • Boris Sveshnikov Archive
  • Vasily Sitnikov archive
  • Vladimir Nemukhin Archive
  • Janos Mácza Archive
  • Ivan Sotnikov Archive
  • Igor Pyatkin archive
  • Lena Popova Archive
  • Lyalya Kuznetsova Archive
  • Muza Yegorova (Yegorova‑Troitskaya) archive
  • Olga Danilkina archive
  • Archive of Sergey Borisov
  • Serge Sédrac archive
  • Tatiana Volkova archive
  • Meyerhold Center Archive
  • Art Activism archive
  • ZIP Group Archive
  • Andrei Monastyrski's video diary
  • Garage Interviews
  • Anthologies of the Moscow Archive of New Art (MANI)
  • XL Gallery archive
  • Galeev Gallery Archive
  • Articles on the subject of art from Russian newspapers, 1900s‑1920s
  • Vlad Chizhenkov archive
  • Galina Osetsimskaya archive
  • Gennady Prikhodko collection
  • Elena Kovylina archive
  • Institute of Contemporary Art and Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Archive
  • Lyubov Gurevich Archive
  • Margarita Gromova archive
  • Natalia Kamenetskaya archive
  • Natalia Samkova archive
  • Navicula Artis Gallery Archive
  • Aidan Gallery archive
  • Factory of Found Clothes Group/FFC archive

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, USA

  • Moscow Archive of New Art

The Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa), Germany

  • Boris Groys and Natalya Nikitina archive
  • Igor Golomshtok archive

Victoria Gallery

  • Victoria gallery archive
Filters
  • Collections
  • Persons
  • Keywords
  • Type of entry
  • Place
  • Time span
George Kiesewalter archive
Clear all
Loading...