Barbara Herbich, 1990

The first art auction in Moscow conducted by Sotheby’s took place in the summer of 1988. It became a turning point in the history of contemporary Russian art, the first time that Soviet art collided head-on with the full Western market force. USSR Art uses this seminal event as a platform from which to explore the effect of glasnost on art in the Soviet Union.


Panel discussion with Alexandra Obukhova (Head of the Research Department, Garage Museum for Contemporary Art), filmmakers Andrey Silvestrov and Alexander Sheyn, and cultural critic Artemy Troitsky

Saturday 15 November 2014