095-2019 Khlobystin Andrei

Хлобыстин_фото_А.ТеребенининаKhlobystin Andrei 

Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Department of Art History of the LGU. The author of articles, catalogs, publisher of the magazine “Khudozhestvennaya Volya”, the newspaper “Susanin” (susanin.zarazum.ru), curator of numerous exhibitions. Member of the association “New Artists”, “The New Academy of Fine Arts”, a member of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation. The creator of the St. Petersburg archive and the library of independent art. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.

Schizorevolution. Essays on the St. Petersburg culture of the second half of the XX century.

The book is devoted to the little-researched sides of the independent St. Petersburg culture, which has cross-cutting ideas about the principles of creativity. The essence of the tradition, dating back to the late 1940s. in that creativity was an urgent need, it was a way of survival, a way to be yourself in the most difficult living conditions. St. Petersburg art has an “experienced”, unrepresentative character, it is woven into everyday living. The book considers the local tradition of its connection with the life philosophy, the history of fashion and morals. This is demonstrated by examples of individual characters, groups, movements or the most diverse phenomena, such as stilyagi, punk style, artistic squats or raves. One of the purposes of this book is to attract outstanding but underrated artistic phenomena, groups and creators to the territory of art history. Separate chapters are devoted to creative strategies of dandy and holy fools, understanding of the phenomenon of Russian art, nonconformist art, the difference between the schools of Moscow and Leningrad, and new processes that determine the future of art (“people’s conceptualism”). At the turn of the 1980s and 1990s, the world order, which seemed unshakable, broke up into a multitude of heterogeneous parts, there came a semiotic chaos and a total crisis of self-identification – a “schizorevolution” transformed the face of the country and the whole planet. The book contains 504 p. and 640 Fig.