The Place of the Post-Soviet Anti-Culture in the Violence of the Global Neoliberal Market
The thesis titled The place of the post-soviet anti-culture in the violence of the global neoliberal market explores my practice as an anti-cultural worker that lasted half of my life. By anticulture I reference, first of all, the ideas of Herbert Marcuse who in his famous essay The Affirmative Character of Culture speaks about something that will be called the culture industry by Adorno and Horkheimer. The thesis itself speaks about post-Soviet nation of Belarus as displaced one, comparing and contrasting it with experience of Black people. Than it explores the language of neoliberal bureaucracy on example of my phone conversation with financial aid department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Also, I speak about my nomadic educational anti-art project called mini-gallery of Jury Urso that is experimental practice that involves people having serious institutional credibility. In the end, I provide glossary of key terms of thinkers, artists and concepts that inspired my practice and my manifestoes that I wrote during my entire life. Finally, I speak about my experiments with polaroids that resulted in exhibition about the fate of post-Soviet woman.