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Documentary: Nuremberg Trials That Could Have Been

Фильм “Нюрнберг, которого не было”.
Ольга Шатуновская, бывшая пламенная большевичка, вернувшись из лагерей и спецпоселений, в которых оттрубила с 38-го по 54-й, приложила максимум усилий к тому, чтобы преступления сталинизма предстали перед судом, задуманного по образцу Нюрнбергского. Она вместе с соратниками собрала 64 тома инкриминирующих материалов и смогла привлечь к этому архиву внимание самого Хрущева. Почему этот суд так и не состоялся? Что произошло с материалами? Об этом фильм Игоря Холодкова и Ирины Васильевой “Нюрнберг, которого не было”. Фильм представит Александра Свиридова, писатель, журналист, документалист. Она не имеет отношения к созданию фильма, но считает своим долгом помочь донести до публики историю несостоявшегося суда.
На русском с англ. субтитрами.
Olga Shatunovskaya was once a loyal and active Bolshevik. Like many of her generation, she ended up spending nearly 15 years in labor camps and Siberian exile. After she returned from Gulag, she and a group of fellow ex-political prisoner assembled 64 volumes of incriminating information about the criminality of the Stalin regime. They intended to set in motion Nuremberg-style trials, yet they never came to be. Why? Who is to blame? And what happened to the 64 volumes of evidence? Igor Kholodkov and Irina Vasilieva’s documentary “The Nuremberg Trials that Could Have Been” answers these questions. Documentary filmmaker and writer Alexandra Sviridova (who did not participate in the making of the film) is determined to bring this story to the widest possible audience.
In Russian with English subtitles.

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Screening: How To Re-Establish a Vodka Empire

Director Dan Edelstyn attempts to trace and reconnect with his Jewish-Ukrainian roots and re-launch his great-grandfather’s once glorious vodka empire! Edelstyn’s whirlwind journey through European times and spaces has it all—revolution and romance, exile and entrepreneurship, and, at the heart of the journey, a life-changing discovery of a vodka distillery in Ukraine.
Dir. Dan Edelstyn (UK/Ukraine, 2012, 75 min) www.facebook.com/vodkaempire

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Works of Katya Meykson, Irina Sheynfeld, Tanya Levina and Yuliya Levit in "Speak Memory…" Exhibit

Speak Memory is an exhibition of four recipients of the COJECO Blueprint Fellowship: Katya Meykson, Irina Sheynfeld, Tanya Levina and Yuliya Levit. This show explores Russian-Jewish immigrant identity, artists ties to the historic past, and the connection to our roots that we feel in everyday lives.

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Yevgeniy Fiks: Homosexuality Is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America exhibit

Opens February 15 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Also the release of Yevgeniy Fiks’ MOSCOW published by Ugly Duckling Presse.
Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present Homosexuality Is Stalin’s Atom Bomb to Destroy America, our third solo exhibition by New York-based artist Yevgeniy Fiks. Taking its title from a 1953 article by the Cold Warrior and pundit Arthur Guy Mathews, this exhibition explores the historical and ideological links between anti-Communism and homophobia in the United States, as well as the intersections between Communism and sexual identity as it played out during the 20th century. Works in the exhibition range from dry factuality to humorous and farcical, and posit the 20th century queerness as the shared “Other” of the Communism-Capitalism dichotomy, while tracing the uneasy yet tangible historical links between the early 20th century Communist activism and the gay rights movement of the second half of the century.
Yevgeniy Fiks was born in Moscow in 1972 and has been living and working in New York since 1994. Fiks has produced many projects on the subject of the Post-Soviet dialog in the West, among them: “Ayn Rand in Illustration,” a series of drawing pairing descriptive text from Atlas Shrugged with uncannily complimentary Soviet Socialist Realism classic artworks; “Lenin for Your Library?” in which he mailed V.I. Lenin’s text “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism” to one hundred global corporations as a donation for their corporate libraries; “Communist Party USA,” a series of portraits of current members of Communist Party USA, painted from life in the Party’s national headquarters in New York City; and “Communist Guide to New York City,” a series of photographs of buildings and public places in New York City that are connected to the history of the American Communist movement. Fiks’ work has been shown internationally. This includes exhibitions in the United States at Winkleman and Postmasters galleries (both in New York) Mass MoCA, and the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Marat Guelman Gallery in Moscow; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, and the Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon. His work has been included in the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011, 2009, 2007 and 2005), Biennale of Sydney (2008) and Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007).

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Screening: Daydream of the Sleepwalker

Opening reception for the Ideal Glass Mural by JANUSZ GILEWICZ and the screening of DAYDREAM OF THE SLEEPWALKER, a film by K’BANCHIK.
The film (12min in length) will be shown every 30 min.
Music by YURIY PROGRESS and a live set by ILYA POPENKO & MAD MEG MOBILE UNIT

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Uncle Vanya Literature Readings presents: ZNER (VADIMPEVZNER)

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Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects

Explore recent history through the eyes of Soviet underground artists! The event spotlights the exhibition “Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects” (opening January 26) with a curator-led tour and opportunity to meet the artist, a performance by comedian Ben Rosenfeld, and a screening of the documentary film “From Gulag to Glasnost: The Art of Resistance.” Complimentary refreshments and specials in the Museum Store.
Following his performance, Rosenfeld emcees student performers and an open mic session. To register for a 5-minute slot email: rupacomedymovies@gmail.com
Thank you to the Zimmerli Student Advisory Board (ZSAB) and Rutgers University Program Association (RUPA) for their support of the stand-up comedy segment of the event!

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Leningrad's Perestroika: Crosscurrents in Photography, Video, and Music

This exhibition highlights the unique photographic, video, and musical innovations that shaped the Leningrad (now known as St. Petersburg) unofficial art culture during the period of glasnost and perestroika. It presents for the first time photographers, musicians, and video artists as active members of groups, rather than individual producers, to underscore their collective goals as part of a larger counter-cultural phenomenon in the city. The eclectic body of material produced over the span of a transformative decade shared a common goal: to stimulate the audience’s imagination in such a way as to disrupt everyday social interaction. Photography and video were considered unique media, able to cross the boundary between the present and the past, and thus became an important tool for fostering a reflective process. Their documentary character was exploited to reveal the city to its inhabitants, connecting individuals to the rapid transformations of Soviet society, while opening an anticipatory window into the future. Works by 20 artists are featured, the majority of which have never been exhibited before.
Organized by Corina L. Apostol, Dodge Fellow at the Zimmerli and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History
The exhibition is supported by the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund.

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Spinach and Earthian present World Beats Discotheque

We are embarking on a sound journey, where carefully curated music stream is harvested from an ocean of modern audio reflections. Never ending vinyl crates of multiple genres, styles and rhythms from around the planet blending inspiration for the curious dancer and a thirsty eclectic soul. Complete dedication to the craft of sonic mixology and constant expansion of sound vocabulary will enable the dancefloor dweller to move in harmonic body motions and charge the mind with positivity and peace.
Spinach vs Earthian
jazz/swing big/beat — soul/funk/disco — deep/house-fun/techno — reggae/dub/ska/rocksteady — electronic groovers/shakers — african/tropical flavors — slavic/soviet/gypsy — mashup/edits and freaky covers

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Greenwich Village Escapades with Svetlana and Delancey Five

The first installment of the The Greenwich Village Escapades at the legendary Zinc Bar jazz club! (and Svetlana’s birthday celebration!!!!)

DANCE!!! LISTEN!!! PLAY!!! SEE AND BE SEEN!!

Featuring… Svetlana and The Delancy Five w special guests playing golden age inspired infectious 1920s-40s tunes and originals (sets at 930; 1030; 11:30 – last set will open to a jam session).

Plus… The Antique DJs – MAC and Mike spinning original 78′ records from 1900 and beyond on the vintage phonograph…

With… The Lynn Redmille Photobooth and Swing Lesson by Jeri and Neal (9pm)

And… Silent screenings of REAL moving pictures by Masha (www.glitchfairy.com)!

Poster design / information support by Radik Shvarts / Ycrop.com

Zinc Bar is a legendary gorgeous jazz club in the West Village that hosts variety of shows – from traditional to modern jazz and world music. Zinc has beautiful hardwood/ and newly installed parquet floors and place for dancing, booths and tables lounging and a full bar!