Off Nevsky Prospekt by Barbara Hazard
As part of Nonconform 2.0 Reading List programme we invite you to travel 30 years back and read the book Off Nevsky Prospekt by Barbara Hazard with us!
The reading will take place in a very special spot at Pushkinskaya-10 art centre and will be streamed live (in Russian) to the MoNA page in Vkontakte (upd. video available via the link) and then a recording in English will be uploaded to SPAR’s instagram (in process) and SPAR’s Facebook (ready to watch).
The reading is scheduled for September the 5th, 1 pm (Moscow time). If you wish to join the stream – refresh the MoNA page in Vkontakte about that time and the stream will be there 🙂
Together we plan to read the acknowledgments, preface, introduction and chapter 1 in English and preface, introduction and chapter 1 in Russian. See you online!
The book plunges the reader into the world of Leningrad’s artists under Gorbachev. No other writer has worked so intimately with as controversial a group of Russians as these artists. The book brings to life the struggles of the unofficial artists to lead creative meaningful lives in times of upheaval.