[Marxism] Fwd: ЕрмиловЦентр » In Edenia, a City of the Future

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed May 31 07:23:58 MDT 2017

In Edenia, a City of the Future is an art exhibition inspired by a 
Yiddish language utopian novella of the same name, published by Kalman 
Zingman in Kharkiv in 1918. Nearly one hundred years later, artist 
Yevgeniy Fiks invited an international group of contemporary artists to 
read the novella and create an artwork as if from the museum of the 
imaginary city of Edenia. The exhibition presents the artists' different 
visions as an invitation to look at our dreams from various angles, to 
take note of their colors, intonations, forms and rhythms.

Zingman's Edenia (a projection of Kharkiv 25 years into the future) is 
serviced by "airbuses" and fountains that keep the temperature at a 
comfortable level year round; it is a place where ethnic communities 
live side-by-side in peace and harmony. The protagonist of the story, 
returned to his native city from Palestine, makes a stop in the art 
museum: «He … looked at the figure sculptures of Kritsenshteyn, Lisitski 
and Roza Fayngold, then he went to the top level. The door closed behind 
him, and he looked for a very long time, thought for a long time, and 
got lost in his ruminations.»


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