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Robert Assaye is a writer and critic living in London.

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Issy Wood, When You I Feel

Art Review

December 2017

Robert Assaye

Art Review

December 2017

At the centre of Issy Wood’s solo exhibition at Carlos/Ishikawa is a room-within-a room. The division of the gallery into two viewing spaces –...

Art

April 2017

'Learning from Athens'

Robert Assaye

Art

April 2017

The history of Documenta, a quinquennial contemporary art exhibition founded in the German city of Kassel in 1955, is...

Madder than the World is a series by Russian artist (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, who came to prominence as a founding member of the avant-garde ‘New Artists’ movement that sprang out of the St Petersburg arts scene in the early 1980s Working across the visual arts, music, film, theatre and fashion, the New Artists’ anarchic politics and nonconformist practice stood outside either the state-sanctioned mainstream or that of organised, anti-Soviet dissidence   The scene included the influential artist and theorist Timur Novikov and the radical musician, artist and Sergey Kuryokhin (also mentioned in Kirill Medvedev’s poem ‘Europe’, published in this month’s online issue, and the subject of a forthcoming article in the magazine by Thomas Dylan Eaton) Kozlov’s photographs of the group served as documents of a radical scene as well as the basis of many of his paintings during the period   Kozlov adopted the pseudonym ‘E-E’, pronounced in Russian ‘Yeh-Yeh’, in the 1980s This is a reference to the rhythm of pop-music, the lightness and freshness of ‘yeah-yeah’, and, most importantly, to the innate sense of affirmation and self-confidence that the phrase embodies The letter ‘E’ is in itself an interesting graphic element that appears in many of the artist’s works From 2005, Kozlov made ‘E-E’ his only signature, and he has subsequently added it to his birth name   In recent years Kozlov has participated in exhibitions including Ostalgia at the New Museum, New York (2011); Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, at la Biennale di Venezia (2013); and ASSA The Last Generation of the Leningrad Avant-garde at The Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Saint-Petersburg (2013)   (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov’s first London solo exhibition runs at Hannah Barry Gallery to 4 June  

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August 2014

Robert Assaye

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August 2014

Robert Assaye is a writer and critic living in London.

New Communities

Art

January 2017

Robert Assaye

Art

January 2017

DeviantArt is the world’s ‘largest online community of artists and art-lovers’ and its thirteenth largest social network. Its forty million members contribute to a...
The Land Art of Julie Brook

Art

Issue No. 4

Robert Assaye

Art

Issue No. 4

Julie Brook works with the land. Over the past twenty years she has lived and worked in a succession of inhospitable locations, creating sculptures...

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