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Grisha Bruskin to speak at Oberlin College 

Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Grisha Bruskin will speak at Oberlin College on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7 p.m. Entitled “I and It (Works from The Soviet Project),” Bruskin will discuss the subject/object relationship in his ongoing series, The Soviet Project. This event is co-sponsored by the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Allen Memorial Art Museum, and the departments of Art, German, Jewish Studies and Russian.

Born in 1945 in Moscow, Bruskin graduated from the Art Department at the Moscow Textile Institute in 1968. Refusing to adhere to the government-sanctioned style of Socialist Realism, Bruskin became a major figure in the Soviet Non-Conformist Art movement, dedicating himself to the research and presentation of his Jewish heritage and its associated mythologies, mysticism, and sacred texts. A prolific writer as well as visual artist, Bruskin's work is included in many permanent public collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York, New York; Kunsthalle Emden, Germany; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Museo Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela. He currently lives and works in New York.

For more details, please see the Oberlin College website.

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Summary: Grisha Bruskin will speak at Oberlin College on his ongoing series, "The Soviet Project"