35-th anniversary of the bulldozer exposition« within the parallel program of the 3-rd moscow biennial of contemporary arts. Krokin Galerie Moskau
The project is to mark thirty-five years since Moscow nonconformist artists staged their show in Belyayevo that the government authorities of the day resolutely nipped in the bud.
The bulldozer became the semantic characteristic of that dialogue between the officialdom and art, as well as a sort of pinnacle of their years-long confrontation. The 1962 exhibition in Manezh that was vilified in the period officially referred to as the Thaw got the topographical name the Manezh Exhibition. In scale the bedroom community of Beyayevo was obviously inferior to an historical landmark of the type of Manezh. The aborted exhibition came to be called the Bulldozer Exhibition due to the patently unusual tool of ideological pressure on the opponents of the 'unshakeable' pillars of the Soviet regime, still strong and wielding its bulldozers as an expression of the brutal passionarity of the Stagnation Period.