The "Nonconform" Project is a collaboration between the Museum of Nonconformist Art (MoNA), The Russian Studies Workshop, The Russian and Eastern European Institute, and the Eskenazi School of Art Architecture and Design at Indiana University. Six artists--three from Russia and three from the U.S.--are creating new artworks exploring what "nonconformism" means today, artistically, culturally, politically, personally.
"Nonconform" is a virtual exhibition unfolding in a 3D space created by artists from Russia and the U.S. on the Mozilla Hubs platform. It invites the viewers to a journey through a surreal space of a digitally reassembled Soviet Palace of Culture. What can be seen as "nonconformist" today? How do our cultural background and geography influence our visions of the past? Can contemporary art help us connect beyond physical and time distance? These are some questions that the audience is invited to explore together with artist Liudmila Belova (RU), Evgeniy Fiks (US), Tom Kotik (US), Alena Levina (RU), Andréa Stanislav (US), and Ilya Symphocat (RU).
The exhibit opens March 2, 2022 and will be followed by a 2-day online conference. See more at news-events/2022-Spring/nonconform-exhibit.
You can explore the origins of the collaboration and the six artists' bios, and read reflections about the project, "nonconformism," and their new artworks by Yevgeniy Fiks (New York), Alena Levina (Moscow), Tom Kotik (New York), and Ilya Symphocat (St. Petersburg). View live interviews with the six artists in the Nonconform project on Instagram (look for the header "Nonconform Interview Series").