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Soviet Nonconformist Art - Oleg Vasiliev, Before the Sunrise, 1964

Wine and cheese reception follows Please join us for a book-signing event with Julia Tulovsky, Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art at the Zimmer

Soviet Nonconformist Art - In Russia, a samovar represents warmth, home, family, and contentment. When the word is used in a derogatory slang towards you, it means you’re stupid or an imbecile.

The term Soviet Nonconformist Art refers to art produced in the former Soviet Union from 1953 to 1986 outside of the rubric of Socialist Realism. Other terms used to refer to this phenomenon are "unofficial art" or "underground art."