Exhibition Histories Talks: APTART 1982–84

We are pleased to announce the fourteenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.

To coincide with the latest book in the Exhibition Histories series, on Saturday 23 September artists Nikita Alekseev and Vadim Zakharov will be in conversation with scholar, curator and critic Margarita Tupitsyn discussing the APTART ‘anti-shows’ that took place in Moscow from 1982–84. These covert and anarchic actions, which soon came into conflict with the Soviet authorities, represent a collective attempt to rethink the politics of exhibition-making and the practice of making public in the absence of a public sphere.

Exhibition Histories Talks: APTART
Saturday 23 September, 15:00–16:30

Zilkha Auditorium
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street

E1 7QX

Tickets: £9.50 (Concessions £7.50). To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

This event has now taken place, video documentation can be found on our Online page here.

Image: Installation view, first APTART exhibition, 1982. Photograph and courtesy George Kiesewalter.