Svetlana Boym

Occupation Theory
Art fields Literature, Multimedia installation
Born 1959, Sankt Peterburg, Russian Federation
Died 5 August 2015, Boston, United States
City and country of residence United States
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A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, the theorist, writer and video artist Svetlana Boym lived and worked in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature and an associate of the Graduate School of Design and Architecture at Harvard University. Her work explores the relationship between utopia and kitsch, memory and modernity, nostalgia and homesickness. She is the author of numerous books and papers, including Death in Quotation Marks (1991), Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia (1994), Kosmos: Remembrances of the Future (in conjunction with the photographer Adam Bartos, 2001), The Future of Nostalgia (2001), and the novel Ninochka (2003).


Source: City of Women


Umetniška dela

Type Lecture
Date 10 October 2006
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 06:44



Type Presentation, Solo exhibition
Date 8 October 2006
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 09:12