International Festival Of Russian Art And Culture
America And Russian Nonconformist Art*

November 19, 2000

Introduction. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome to Festival Participants
James H. Frey, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, UNLV

Opening Statement
Dmitri Shalin, Festival Director

Session 1. 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Apophatics of Courage: Art, Crime, and Creative Nonbeing
Marietta Chudakova, Fred Starr, Lev Losev, Vitaly Komar,
Mikhail Epstein, Alexander Melamid

Luncheon. 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Session 2. 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Geography of Envy: Emigration, the New World, and Old Truths
Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Natalia Ivanova, Zinovy Zinnik,
Lev Rubinstein, Leonid Lamm

Session 3. 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Organs and Potency: KGB and Soviet Art
John Bowlt, Alexander Kushner, Alexander Zholkovsky,
Marina Adamovich, Timur Kibirov, Vladimir Tarasov

Session 4. 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Russian Rock
Yuri Shevchuk

November 20, 2000

Session 5. 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

The Crack in the Ice: 1959 U.S. Exhibit in Moscow
Jack Macey, Mark Lipovetsky, Vladimir Paperny,
Edward Beliaev, Natalia Kolozei

Luncheon. 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Session 6. 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1988 Sotheby Auction: Art, Business, and the Lost Innocence
Tina Bauermeister, Dmitri Prigov, Joseph Backstein,
Alexander Kosolapov, Grisha Bruskin

Session 7. 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Marriage of Inconvenience: Soviet Art and American Art Collectors
Leonid Pinchevsky, Alla Rosenfeld, Leonid Sokov,
Alexander Borovsky, Nina Gruen

Session 8. 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Russian Jazz and Performance Art
Vladimir Tarasov, Vladimir Volkov, Dmitri Prigov,
Grisha Bruskin, Fred Starr

November 21, 2000

Session 9. 9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

America As the Ultimate Other: A View From Afar and Up Close
Ekaterina Dyogot, Svetlana Boym, Mikhail Cherbnyshev,
Irina Muravyova, Dmitri Shalin

Luncheon. 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Session 10. 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Movie Screening: Images of America in Soviet Cinema
Oksana Bulgakova

Session 11. 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading
Timur Kibirov, Lev Rubinstein, Dmitri Prigov,
Alexander Kushner, Aleksey Losev

Closing Statement
Dmitri Shalin, Festival Director

Reception for Festival Participants
7:00 p.m.

November 22, 2000

Day Trip to Grand Canyon
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


*International Festival of Russian Art and Culture is sponsored by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Nevada Humanities Committee, Nevada Arts Council, Longford Homes, Inc., The Vista Group, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and literary magazines Znamia and Zvezda. The November 19-22 Festival takes place at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, tel., 800-311-8999, reservation group code XISRAC. The November 21 festival events are held at the UNLV Barrick Museum. Festival attendance is free. An optional $130 fee covers breakfasts, luncheons, a reception, and a day trip to the Grand Canyon. For information, contact Dr. Dmitri Shalin, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154. Tel. 702-895-0259, fax. 702-895-4800.