The Beauty That Will Not Save the World in Contemporary Russian Art

Sofia Israel, Doctor's Plot or the Research Institute of the Brain (2013–16), detail, mixed media installation (courtesy Darwin State Museum)Sofia Israel, Doctor's Plot or the Research Institute of the Brain (2013–16), detail, mixed media installation (courtesy Darwin State Museum)

Sofia Israel, “Doctor’s Plot or the Research Institute of the Brain” (2013–16), detail, mixed media installation (courtesy Darwin State Museum)

MOSCOW — If you were to go only by the types of exhibitions you see in Moscow galleries — and there are very few of them — you would get only a partial view of what’s happening in art in Russia. This would be true anywhere, but it’s particularly telling in a major world capital that has managed to remain constantly isolated from international critical and curatorial practices, intersecting them only aleatorily. This isn’t a question of being at the

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