A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Visiting Artists
Komar and Melamid
Artists
Vitaly Komar (1943) and Alexander Melamid (1945) born in Moscow. They attend and graduate from the Stroganov School of Art and Design (1967). Their first joint show, Retrospectivism, appears in the Blue Bird CafÈ (Moscow, 1967).

During the late 60’s and early 70’s, Komar & Melamid found the movement that they call Sots Art, a unique version of Soviet Pop and Conceptual Art, which combines the principles of Dadaism and Socialist Realism. During these years, they also worked on Post-Art, pioneering multi-stylistical images prescient of post-modernism, which became popular in the 80’s. They collaborated on various conceptual projects, ranging from painting and performance to installation, public sculpture, photography, music, and poetry. They also collaborated with other artists, including Douglas Davis, Fluxus member Charlotte Moorman, Andy Warhol, among others.