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Program

Mar 2, 2017 7:00 AM - Apr 4, 2017

BABY, I LIKE IT RAW

Post-Eastern Bloc Photography & Video


Curated by MARIE TOMANOVA & THOMAS BEACHDEL

EXHIBITION: MARCH 2-APRIL 4, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: March 2, 2017, 7-10PM

PRESS KIT: 

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.

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!

Exhibiting artists include

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

SPONSORS: Czech Center New York, Perrier, Brooklyn Archival

Read more about the show here:

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/

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Mar 2, 2017 7:00 AM
To: Apr 4, 2017

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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