[PAST EVENT] Balaclavas and Incense (on Russian Spectacle, the Oscar, and Yalta-Film)
September 24, 2015
LocationTucker Hall, 127 A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Recent cultural events of the past three tumultuous years have included Pussy Riot's performance, arrest, and trial; filmmaker Andrei Zviagintsev's Oscar-nominated film Leviathan; and a series of clashes of Russia's leading art and research institutions with federal and local authorities.The talk by Professor Nancy Condee,University of Pittsburgh, takes three elements - cultural spectacle, political intervention, and new moral certainty - to engage in a discussion of contemporary Russian cultural politics.