Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Gia Kim covers the opening of the Harriman exhibit Mikhakl Karsik: The USSR's Tower of Babel for the Spectator (Nov. 16, 2017):
The Harriman Institute, Columbia’s academic center dedicated to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies, celebrated the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 with the prints of Russian artist Mikhail Karasik in a new exhibit that opened this Monday. “Mikhail Karasik: The USSR’s Tower of Babel,” co-sponsored by the Russian American Cultural Center and located in the International Affairs Building, celebrates 20th century Russian history and its legacy.
“This project has the interpretation of historical events that helps all of us to understand [that we are] witnesses of this glorious and failed socialism, to see how before our eyes, history became mythology,” art historian Regina Khidekel, founder of the Russian American Cultural Center, said.
You can read Kim's story here.
Mikhail Karasik died on December 11, 2017, in St. Petersburg.