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Caucasus Bureau, 2015

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Caucasus Bureau, 2015

Caucasus Bureau, 2015. Installation view, 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2015.

Caucasus Bureau, 2015. Installation view, 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2015.

Caucasus Bureau

2015
Space design, ready-mades, found prints, found photographs, found objects, mixed media
Dimensions variable

 

The artist has compiled various materials to present a research institute from the Soviet era, the “Caucasus Bureau”, a secret organization founded after the 1936 dissolution of the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic. The organization’s initial mandate from the Soviet authorities was to study the politics, culture, and history of the Caucasus region. It played an important role as a political tool in Soviet rule. Upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the organization quickly disappeared, but it was never deliberately dissolved, destroyed, or evacuated, and the staff did not try to escape… no one knows where they went.

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Selected images

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Selected images