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EXHIBITION: BABY, I LIKE IT RAW Post-Eastern Bloc Photography & Video

 




Curators Marie Tomanova & Thomas Beachdel bring new life into the Czech Center New York Gallery during New York City’s Armory week.

The exhibition BABY, I LIKE IT RAW brings together post-Eastern Bloc photography and video work.

EXHIBITION: MARCH 2-APRIL 4, WEEKDAYS 10AM-6PM in the Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION: March 2, 7-10PM

With special video screenings opening and closing nights

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 Images from the Opening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Artists in the Exhibition

Photography

Masha DEMIANOVA

Pola ESTHER

GORSAD

Daniel KING

Sasha KURMAZ

Sonya KYDEEVA

Slava MOGUTIN

George NEBIERIDZE

Anya SCHILLER

Marie TOMANOVA

Irina YULIEVA


Video

Sam CENTORE

Samira ELAGOZ

Becky FACTORY

Slava MOGUTIN

Marie TOMANOVA

Martynka WAWRZYNIAK


The West has grown fat, fat, fat and gluttonous. Post-WWII, it

has devoured everything and spun a global web of consumer

desire, shaping identity through materialism and media.

More than only geographically isolated until the early 1990s,

what once was the Eastern Bloc is now defining itself with and

against a consumer history it never really had.

Raw desire and energy—youth culture—come into tension with

the totalitarian ghost of Stalin. Larry Clark and Gosha

Rubchinskiy greet each other in the Brutalist architectural

spaces of conformity and power.


Curated by MARIE TOMANOVA & THOMAS BEACHDEL

West and East mix, breed, copulate, produce. Harmony Korine,

you are to the West what Boris Mikhailov is to the East. If we

were to find you all young and willing, easy and free…, and put

you in a room, it might be something like this show. It might

smell like black cigarettes, sex, and alcohol. It would be cold. It

would be hot. It would shine brilliant and real. Clothing would

be cast off with innocence. There might be blood on the snow

and the concrete. SOME OF YOU WILL BECOME GREAT. Some

of you will be lost among the plastic bottles and dirty socks.

Some of you know…Baby, I Like It RAW!

SPONSORS:

Czech Center New York, Brooklyn Archival

 

Dazed Magazine
http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/35005/1/peep-a-new-exhibition-of-raw-post-eastern-bloc-youth
Artalk (Czech)
http://artalk.cz/2017/02/23/tz-baby-i-like-it-raw-post-eastern-bloc-photography-video/
i-D Magazine
https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/raw-photos-of-youth-culture-in-post-eastern-bloc-states
Purple (France)
http://purple.fr/diary/baby-i-like-it-raw-post-eastern-bloc-photography-and-video-exhibition-at-czech-center-new-york/
Nakid Magazine
https://nakidmagazine.com/2017/02/28/baby-i-like-it-raw-post-eastern-bloc-photography-and-video-marie-tomanova-gallery-showingevent/
MA.DE
http://ma.de/baby-i-like-it-rawpost-eastern-bloc-photography-and-video/
Unrated Mag
http://unrtd.co/baby-i-like-it-raw-highlighting-uninhibited-youth-from-the-post-eastern-bloc/