Beyond Symbolism and Surrealism: Alexei Remizov's Synthetic Art
by Julia Friedman
The great modernist eccentric Alexei Remizov was a “writers’ writer” whose innovative poetic prose has long since entered the Russian literary canon. Gradually expanding his working methods to make drawing an integral part of the writing process, during the 1930s and 1940s, Remizov created hundreds of albums that combined texts with collages and india ink and watercolor illustrations. In Beyond Symbolism and Surrealism, Julia Friedman provides the first extensive examination of the dynamic interplay between text and image in Remizov’s albums, revealing their coequal roles in his oneiric and synaesthetic brand of storytelling. (more)
Julia Friedman is a Russian-born, US-educated art historian, writer and curator living in Tokyo. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from Brown University in 2005 specializing in 19th and 20th century art. At present she is an Assistant Professor at Waseda University’s School ofInternational Liberal Studies where she teaches modern and contemporary art history. She is also a regular contributor to Artforum. Please visit JuliaFriedman.net for more info.