Experiment, an annual journal devoted to Russian culture, focuses on the movements of the early twentieth century. These include both traditional and non-traditional avenues of academic enquiry, such as studio painting and graffiti, sculpture and ballroom dancing, architecture and commercial advertising. It is hoped that broader examination of such disciplines within critical discourse will provide a stronger and more precise definition of Russia's cultural accomplishment. Supervised by an editorial board of international stature,
Experiment emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon archival sources while promoting and documenting the history of the Russian arts. The journal recognizes the achievements both of Imperial and Soviet Russia and of the diaspora.
Prepared by a guest editor or editors, each volume of
Experiment consists of essays treating a particular theme or idea.
Experiment is published under the auspices of the
Institute of Modern Russian Culture at the University of Southern California.
Theme issues to date:
Vol. 23 - In Memoriam: Dmitry Vladimirovich Sarabyanov
Vol. 22 - A Stitch in Time: A Century of Russian Needlework and Fashion
Vol. 21 - СОХРАНИВШИЕСЯ ЧУДОМ: Письма из архива Ирины Миллер (1940-1947)
Vol. 20 - Kinetic Los Angeles: Russian Émigrés in the City of Self-Transformation
Vol. 19 - Demonocracy: The Satirical Journals of the 1905 Russian Revolution
Vol. 18 - Russian Sculpture
Vol. 17 - Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
Vol. 16 - Leningrad Avant-garde
Vol. 15 - Siberian Modernism
Vol. 14 - The Wanderers
Vol. 13 - Vera Sudeikina
Vol. 12 - Cabaret
Vol. 11 - Pavel Filonov
Vol. 10 - Performing Arts and the Avant-garde
Vols. 8-9 - Vasilii Kandinsky
Vol. 7 - Art Nouveau
Vol. 6 - Organica
Vol. 5 - Khardzhiev Archive
Vol. 4 -The Apocalypse
Vol. 3 - The Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences
Vol. 2 - Artistic Movement in Russia in the 1910s and 1920s
Vol. 1 - Russian Avant-garde
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