Anatoly Osmolovsky


Anatoly Osmolovsky began his career as a writer in the (then) Soviet Union and has been engaged in radical publishing and collective art-making throughout his career. Author of installations, sculptures and live actions, curator and theorist, he was also involved with the Radek Community of the 1990s and early 2000s. The renewal of Osmolovsky’s work ranges from radical and provocative performances, made in the Biennials of Nineties, to the most recent sculptures (bread Series) exhibited also at Documenta in 1997.

His presence in this exhibitions of radical research, expresses the perception of a country, surrounded by an anachronistic cultural climate while looking for a new identity. The need for a new balance, derived from the recent Russian identity deficit, characterizes in a unique way Osmolovsky’s work.