Cold War - Hot Culture. The International Festival of Russian Arts and Culture.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, November 19-21, 2000
Organizer and Project Director: Prof. Dmitry Shalin (Dept. of Sociology)

Opening and Concluding Statements
Program. Panels. Participants
Art Exibition



November 19, 2000
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome to Festival Participants
James H. Frey, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, UNLV

Opening Statement
Dmitri Shalin, Festival Director

Session 1
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Apophatics of Courage:  Art, Crime, and Creative Nonbeing
Marietta Chudakova, Fred Starr, Vitaly Komar, Alexander Melamid,
Mikhail Epstein, Lev Losev,

12 noon 1:00 p.m

Session 2
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Geography of Envy:  Emigration, the New World, and Old Truths
Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Natalya Ivanova, Zinovy Zinik, Lev Rubinstein,
Leonid Lamm

Session 3
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Organs and Potency:  KGB and Soviet Art
John Bolwt, Alexander Kushner, Alexander Zholkovsky, Marina Adamovich, Vladimir Tarasov

Session 4
8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Russian Rock
Yuri Shevchuck

November 20, 2000

Session 5
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Crack in the Ice:  1959 U.S. Exhibit in Moscow
Jack Masey, Mark Lipovetsky, Vladimir Paperny, Edward Beliaev,
Natalia Kolodzei

12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Session 6
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1988 Sotheby Auction:  Art, Business, and the Lost Innocence
Tina Bauermeister, Dmitri Prigov, Joseph Backstein,
Grisha Bruskin

Session 7
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Marriage of Inconvenience:  Soviet Art and American Art Collectors
Leonid Pinchevsky, Alla Rosenfeld, Alexander Borovsky, Nina Gruen, Leonid Sokov

Session 8
8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Russian Jazz and Performance Art
Vladimir Tarasov, Vladimir Volkov, Fred Starr, Dmitri Prigov,
Grisha Bruskin

November 21, 2000

Session 9
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

America As the Ultimate Other:  A View From Afar and Up Close
Ekaterina Dyogot, Svetlana Boym, Mikhail Chernyshev,
Irina Muravyova, Dmitri Shalin

12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Session 10
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Movie Screening:  Images of America in Soviet Cinema
Oksana Bulgakova

Session 11
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading
Timur Kibirov, Lev Rubinstein, Dmitri Prigov, Alexander Kushner,
Aleksey Losev

Closing Statement
Dmitri Shalin, Festival Director

Visual Art Exhibition Opening:  America and Russian Nonconformist Art
Marjorie Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Public Reception in Honor of Festival Participants
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

November 22, 2000
Day Trip to Grand Canyon
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

*International Festival of Russian Art and Culture is sponsored by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Nevada Humanities Committee, Nevada Arts Council, UNLV Barrick Museum, UNLV College of Liberal Arts, and literary magazines Znamia and Zvezda.   The festival art director is Vladimir Paperny, Vladimir Paperny and Associates, Los Angeles.  The visual art show curator is Yekaterina Dyogot, Pro Arte Institute, St. Petersburg. The November 19-20 festival proceedings take place at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, tel. 800-311-8999. The November 21 festival events are held at the UNLV Barrick Museum. For information, contact Dr. Dmitri Shalin, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154, tel. 702-895-0259, fax. 702-895-4800, e-mail: <>.