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Featuring specially commissioned artworks, a podcast series and a selection of timely essays, Sreda magazine offers a nuanced view on culture and contemporaneity. Content is available for a limited period of time and updated every Wednesday. The Russian word ‘sreda’ means Wednesday and also defines the natural, geographical and social environment.
Alexandra Novozhenova. Untitled. 2008–2011 Paper, marker. 210×297 mm
Alexandra Novozhenova. Untitled. 2016–2018 Paper, pencil. 90×140 mm
Alexandra Novozhenova. Untitled. 2016–2018 Paper, gel pen. 90×140 mm
Alexandra Novozhenova. Untitled. 2018–2019 Paper, marker. 210×297 mm

Alexandra Novozhenova. Untitled,

This issue of Sreda online magazine publishes, for the first time, the artworks of Alexandra Novozhenova. An art historian, theorist, and critic, Novozhenova was also, along with Gleb Napreenko, the author of the book Episodes of Modernism: From Origins to Crisis.

Five notebooks containing drawings by Alexandra Novozhenova were published as part of the compilation A Box of Pencils: Texts, Drawings, Design, which was released by V–A–C Press in cooperation with the Center for Experimental Museology in 2021.

Alongside these drawings, this week’s Sreda brings you Novozhenova’s essay “Waiting for Ideas: Anonymous Corporations, ” as well as a podcast in which the editors of the publication—the curator Valentin Dyakonov, the artist Arseniy Zhilyaev, and the psychoanalyst and art historian Gleb Napreenko—discuss Novozhenova’s particular conception of the sociology of art and the institution of criticism.

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