• Leonid Sokov, Lenin and Calder, 1994, bronze, metal, acrylic, 18 x 31 1/2 x 6".

    “Leonid Sokov: Point of View”

    Moscow Museum of Modern Art
    25 Petrovka Street (also at 10 Gogolevsky blvd, 9 Tverskoy blvd, and 17 Ermolaevsky lane)
    May 23–July 1, 2012

    Curated by Andrey Erofeev

    Central to the development of Sots art—that movement begun in the early-1970s USSR, countering socialist realism with a pithy reframing of Pop art—Leonid Sokov has been exploring consumer ideology as a kind of folk art for more than forty years. For what will be the Russian artist’s first major retrospective, the Moscow MoMA has assembled a sweeping selection of some 120 pieces made between 1967 and 2011, including a cache of personal paintings direct from the artist’s studio. A comprehensive catalogue features contributions by Boris Groys, Julia Tulovsky, curator Andrey Erofeev, and Sokov.