Stas Shuripa
October 27 (Tue) - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Lena Jonson
Associate Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)
Oksenberg Room
Encina Hall (Third floor)

Lena Jonson presents her book "Art and Protest in Putin´s Russia" (London & New York: Routledge, 2015). This is a book about Russian contemporary art and its social context. The presentation will focus on the following two questions: What role did art play for the awakening of civil society that preceded the large mass protests in Moscow of 2011-2012? What has happened to the art scene and the protest movement since May 2012 when Putin made an utmost authoritarian-conservative agenda the official Russian policy?

Lena Jonson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Associated Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Stockholm), and a former Cultural Counsellor of Sweden in Moscow (2005-2009). Jonson is the author of several books about Russian policy.


Open to the public. 

Co-sponsored by The Europe Center 

*With funding from the US Department of Education Title VI National Resources Centers Grant