Publications, Lectures & Shows

НОВОСТИ / NEWS

ИРИНА ЦЕЗАРЬ – САМАРА ПРОТИВ ХАЗАРИИ ЧАСТЬ 1 / IRENE CAESAR – SAMARA AGAINST KHAZARIA PART 1

ИРИНА ЦЕЗАРЬ – САМАРА ПРОТИВ ХАЗАРИИ ЧАСТЬ 2 / IRENE CAESAR – SAMARA AGAINST KHAZARIA PART 2

ИРИНА ЦЕЗАРЬ – САМАРА ПРОТИВ ХАЗАРИИ ЧАСТЬ 3 / IRENE CAESAR – SAMARA AGAINST KHAZARIA PART 3

ИРИНА ЦЕЗАРЬ: ОБРАЩЕНИЕ К РУССКОЙ ИНТЕЛЛИГЕНЦИИ / IRENE CAESAR: APPEAL TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENTSIA

ИРИНА ЦЕЗАРЬ – МОЛИТВА ЗА УКРАИНУ / IRENE CAESAR – PRAYER FOR UKRAINE, CRIMEA, MAY 11 2014

ИРИНА ЦЕЗАРЬ – КОЛОКОЛ ДЛЯ НОВОРОССИИ / IRENE CAESAR BELLS FOR NOVOROSSIA, MAY 12, 2014

ИРИНА ЦЕЗАРЬ – ЛЕКЦИЯ КВАНТОВЫЙ ПЕРФОРМЕНС #1 / IRENE CAESAR – LECTURE QUANTUM PERFORMANCE #1

PUBLICATIONS

2014

2013

2012

    • Film “Yury Samodurov about Irene Caesar”: Yury Samodurov, curator at the National Center for Contemporary Art, the former director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum in Moscow, and one of major Russian dissidents, cries when he speaks about Irene Caesar’s series of conceptual portraits of dissidents “Dissidents in the Style of Dissent,” produced as absurd role games documented by photography
    • On October 12, Irene Caesar, Ph.D., voiced out her “Manifesto of Absurd Critical Realism” at the opening of the Group Show “ONTIME” representing artworks of the nominees for The LomonosovArt Prize, yearly awarded by the Moscow University, named after M. V. Lomonosov, for the Intellectual Achievements in Art (October 12-14, 2012), in which she participated with her portrait of Arthur Danto as an absurd role game “Arthur Danto Contributes to Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings” (2010), Gallery LomArt, Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art Business”, Philosophy Department, Moscow University
    • Irene Caesar, Ph.D., gives interview to Natalia Bychkova, curator for the Group Show “ONTIME” of the nominees for The LomonosovArt Prize, yearly awarded by the Moscow University, named after M. V. Lomonosov, for the Intellectual Achievements in Art (October 12-14, 2012), Gallery LomArt, Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art Business”, Philosophy Department Moscow University, October 12
    • Public lecture “Matrix City” at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, NYC, September 13
    • Irene Caesar’s solo show “Anthropretation” at the Harriman Institute of the Columbia University (September 10 – October 13, 2012) is reviewed by Georgia Lipkin in the Journal “The Birch” of the Columbia University
    • Interview “Persona Grata” for Mikhail Gusev, NTV-America, September 14
    • Essay by Arthur Danto about Irene Caesar “Art Figures as Artworks: a new series of photographic portraits by Irene Caesar” (2010) published as “Trickster’s Commentary’ in the “Dialogue of Arts”, an official art journal of the Museum of Modern Arts in Moscow (MMOMA) (#2, April 2012, pp. 68-70) together with his conceptual portraits by Irene Caesar in the style of absurdist role games, and portraits of A.D. Coleman, the patriarch of photo criticism in the United States, Carter Ratcliff, the leading art critic of the “Art in America”, Dan Cameron, the former director of the New Museum in New York, and director of the American Biennale, and Grady Turner, the art critic for “Art News” and former director of Sex Museum in New York
    • Irene Caesar, Ph.D. “Manifesto: Human Rights? – On the Holographic Principle of globalization” (Irene Caesar on a new principle for social philosophy) (August 30)
    • Video dialogues with leading artists and art critics about contemporary art, such as Yury Samodurov (curator for the State Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, the former director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum); Andrey Tolstoy (Vice President of the State Pushkin Museum, Moscow); Kirill Svetlyakov (Head of the Contemporary Art Department at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow), Dmitry Plavinsky, German Vinogradov, Alexey Belyaev Guintovt and others for the Archive of the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow:
      http://youtu.be/y56SZgOWdSQ

      http://youtu.be/344JxiIJqPg
      http://youtu.be/kNjw4arcWqI

      http://youtu.be/moTl_t9MrFY
    • Irene Caesar’s Manifesto “DEATH OF POSTMODERNISM” delivered as a speech at her solo show “The Artworld: Arthur Danto’s conceptual history in the role games by an absurdist Irene Caesar,” produced by the Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art Business,” Philosophy Department, Moscow University in the Moscow Center for Photography, April 10. The exhibit included the presentation of Irene Caesar’s video dialogue with Arthur Danto “Irene Caesar asks Arthur Danto about the End of Art” (2010)
    • Series of lectures “Problems of Identification and Interpretation of Contemporary Art” and video installation at the Philosophy Department of the Moscow University, Aesthetics Sub-department, Russian Federation, February-March 2012. In the framework of the series of lectures, Irene Caesar made public her “Manifesto Death of Postmodernism” as a public lecture, published by the Moscow University as a video on its web site:
      http://youtu.be/CcZ2JUwC8vA
      http://youtu.be/kxw3kU_DCW0
      http://youtu.be/DO9jKxBxqiw

2011

2010

2009

  • VASA Online Gallery Talk,* December 2009 Click here to see a video
  • A NEW HISTORY OF IDEAS IN PICTURES, Film by Anna Dadiomov.Click here to see the video
  • “Why we should not be unhappy about happiness via Aristotle” (The functionalist account of Aristotle’s notion of eudaimonia), Doctoral Thesis, CUNY Graduate Center

2004           

  • “Confined Verse”, Book of Poetry, St. Petersburg University Press / Institute for the Humanities Press, ISBN 5888121355 (5-88812-135-5)
  • The New Yorker, Nov.1, 2004, The Publication of “To My Son” Poem
  • “Proportion as a True Principle of Aristotle’s eudaimonia”, Paperpresented at the Philosophy Department Colloquia Series, CUNY Graduate Center, NY

2003

  • “On Neoplatonic influence in the Shakespearean Sonnets”, Paperpresented at the Philosophy Department Colloquia Series, CUNY Graduate Center, NY

2002

    • “Does Socrates have a solution to the Meno’s Paradox”, Paperpresented at the Philosophy Department Colloquia Series, CUNY Graduate Center, NY
    • Helen Efthimiadis-Keith  (University of the North), Text and interpretation: Gender and violence in the Book of Judith, Scholarly Commentary and the Visual Arts from the Renaissance Onward, Old Testament Essays 15:1, 64-84 – The analysis of Judith’s depiction by Botticelli, Donatello, Giorgione, Cranach the Elder, Caravaggio, Andrea Mantegna, Gustav Climpt and Irene Caesar (see specifically pp. 70-71)

helen_efthimiadis_keith_on_judith.pdf

2001

  • “Why so many philosophers are unhappy with happiness via Aristotle”, Paper presented at the Conference of the New Jersey Association of Philosophy, Fall Meeting

2000

  • “Leonardo the Trickster”, Essay Published in Aurora, The Philosophy Dept. Journal, CUNY Graduate Center, Jan. 2000

1995

  • New York Open Center, Catalogue, SoHo, NY

1993

  • “St. Petersburg 93”, Catalogue, “Manej”/Central Exhibition Hall, Coordinating Council for the Creation of the Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg
  • “Art of Spirits”, Book On the Visionary Art & Catalogue of Paintings by Irene Caesar (Ivan Fyodorov Press)

1989-1994

  • Documentary Film about Irene Caesar in the Program “Parallels”, Russian Television; film was repeated on Russian Television Show “The Fifth Wheel” and on St. Petersburg TV
  • Telecast about Irene Caesar in the TV Program “Autograph of the Day” with the participation of Oleg Pokrovsky, the scholar of Russian avant-garde, and the disciple and biographer of Pavel Filonov, St. Petersburg TV
  • Telecast about Irene Caesar on “600 Seconds”, St. Petersburg TV
  • Telecast about Irene Caesar on “Tele-Courier”, St. Petersburg TV
  • Interviews with Irene Caesar on St. Petersburg Radio, Programs “Publicist” & “Day After Day”
  • Radiocast about Irene Caesar on “Radio Russia”

Articles about Irene Caesar in Russian Newspapers: “Neva News” (English-language press), “Smena”, “Vechernij Petersburg”, “University” (the official newspaper of St. Petersburg University)

COLLECTIONS

– MMOMA (Museum of Modern Art, Moscow), Russia
– Harriman Institute, Columbia University
– Duke University Museum of Art, North Carolina, USA
– Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA
– Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, USA
– “The Other Art” Museum, Moscow, Russia
– Mashkov State Art Museum in Volgograd, Russia
– Andrei Sakharov Museum, Moscow, Russia
– MORA, Museum of Russian Art, New Jersey, USA
– Museum of Contemporary Russian Art of the Foundation of Free Russian Art, Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia
– Kolodzei Collection at the Kolodzei Art Foundation, USA
Art Collection of the Angel Orensanz Art Foundation, NYC, USA
– Prof. Arthur Danto, Columbia University, NYC, USA
– Dr. Norton T. Dodge, Collection of Russian Non-Conformist Art at the Cremona Foundation, USA
– Spazio Tempo Arte, Verona, Italy
– Lida van Dyk, Diplomatic Corps of South African Republic
– Elena Zakharova, City Hall of St. Petersburg, Committee of Culture, Russia
– Prof. Proshina, Government of the Russian Federation, North-West Civil Service Training Center, President of the Society “Memorial” for the victims of Stalinist political repressions, Russia
– Prof. Pigrov, St. Petersburg University, Russia
– Prof. Lackey, CUNY Graduate Center, USA
– “National Cultural House”, Interregional Charitable Foundation, Russia and the Former Soviet Union, Russia
– Closed Joint Stock Company “Legion”, International, Russia

Paintings of Irene Caesar are in private collections in the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, and South African Republic.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2014

  • Group show “This leads to Fire”, Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, New York, September 2014-January 2015

2013

  • One-hour interview (and Showcase) for Boris Tenzer, RTV, January 14
  • Group show “Concerning the Spiritual Tradition in Russian Art,” Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection, TMORA (Museum of Russian Art in Menneapolis) (Alena Anosova, Edward Bekkerman, Farid Bogdalov, Leonid Borisov, Olga Bulgakova, Oleg Bourov, Irene Caesar, Mihail Chemiakin, Maria Elkonina, Valeriy Gerlovin, Rimma Gerlovina, Dimitry Gerrman, Francisco Infante, Otari Kandaurov, Anton S. Kandinsky, SanSan Kara, Konstantin Khudyakov, Mikhail Koulakov, Yefim Ladyzhensky, Valentina Lebedeva, Tatiana Levitskaia, Sergei Maliutin, Komar and Melamid, Artem Mirolevich, Igor Molochevski, Ernst Neizvestny, Natalia Nesterova, Alexander Ney, Shimon Okshteyn, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Valeri Pianov, Dmitri Plavinsky, Petr Pushkarev, Oscar Rabin, Eduard Shteinberg, Alexander Sitnikov, Anatolii Slepyshev, Alexi Tyapushkin, Yakov Vinkovetsky, Alexander Zakharov and Gennadii Zubkov, January-May

2012

    • Solo show “THE ARTWORLD: Arthur Danto’s Conceptual History in the Role Games of an Absurdist Irene Caesar” (April 10-21) with Irene Caesar’s Performance “ART INTEGRATION: 300 Color Balls to Damien Hirst” with the participation of the students of the Moscow State University at the Moscow Center of Photography, produced by the Philosophy Department (Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art business’) of the Moscow University, April 10-21. The performance (on April 10th, 2012) included the presentation in Moscow of Irene Caesar’s performance with Arthur Danto “Arthur Danto contributes to Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings” (2010) as a video installation. The exhibit included the presentation of Irene Caesar’s video dialogue with Arthur Danto “Irene Caesar asks Arthur Danto about the End of Art” (2010). One of the participants of the performance was Sergey Dzikevich, the head of the Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art Business,” Philosophy Department, Moscow University. Performance became Irene Caesar’s response to Damien Hirst’s global exhibit of his “Spot Paintings” in 2012:

http://www.foto-expo.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=388:the-artworld&catid=1:2011-03-04-16-48-19
http://youtu.be/wvlRamTeB_U
http://youtu.be/NyMhemcrjto

      http://youtu.be/-Vtrcra1ZZM

    • Art Fair Realisme, in Amsterdam, represented by Eduard Planting Gallery, January
    • In January, 25 of Irene Caesar artworks entered the collection of MMOMA (Museum of Modern Art, Moscow); and 11 artworks entered the collection of the Museum “The Other Art,” Moscow
    • In April, 12 artworks by Irene Caesar entered the collection of the Mashkov State Art Museum in Volgograd, Russian Federation, including the triptych “God Alexander Melamid performs three Sacred Rituals: Baptism, Communion, and Blessing”, done in co-authorship with him
    • Series of lectures “Problems of Identification and Interpretation of Contemporary Art” and slide show of Irene Caesar’s recent art projects at the Philosophy Department of the Moscow University, Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art-business”, Russian Federation (February-March). In the framework of the series of lectures, Irene Caesar made public her “Manifesto Death of Postmodernism” as a public lecture, published by the Moscow University as a video on its web site:

http://s5a8d.livejournal.com/44802.html

http://youtu.be/kxw3kU_DCW0

2011

2010

2009

2007

  • Grant Gallery, SoHo, NY

2005

  • Charitable Auction for the Benefit of the Victims of Bislan, Ossetia, Grant Gallery, SoHo, NY

2000

  • Grant Gallery, SoHo, NY
  • Salon 2000, Limner Gallery, NY

1999

  • “Original Viewing – Nudes”, The National Arts Club, NY
  • “The Instant Between Past & Future”, Jacob Javits Federal Building, by “Nike” Gallery, NY

1996

  • Bolivar Galleries, Washington, DC

1995

  • Berman – E.N. Gallery, SoHo, NY
  • First North American Russian Council & Women’s National Republican Club, Charitable Art Auction Benefit, NY   Catalogue
  • New York Open Center, SoHo, NY   Catalogue*
  • Chuck Levitan Gallery, SoHo, NY   Catalogue*

1994

  • Club of the Occidental Petroleum, Ltd., St. Petersburg, Russia*

1993

  • The Museum of History of St. Petersburg University, Russia*
  • “Neva News” Newspaper, St. Petersburg, Russia*

1992

  • Russian Museum, The Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

1991

  • St. Petersburg City Hall (The Days of the August Putsch), The Constituent Conference of the Free Democratic Party of Russia*
  • Fon Dervitz Palace of Culture, The Center of Russian Art, St. Petersburg, Russia*
  • The Museum of History of St. Petersburg, Russian-French Exhibition, Russia

1990

  • The Museum of Contemporary Russian Art of the Foundation of Free Russian Art, an Opening Exhibition in St. Petersburg, the Exhibition all over Russia

1989

  • Festival of Contemporary Music in St. Petersburg, Russia*
  • Palace of Students of St. Petersburg University, Russia*
  • Gorky Palace of Culture, Festival of the Central Newspaper “Smena”, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Department of Philosophy, St. Petersburg University, Russia*

1984

  • University Competition of Graphic Art at the Exhibition of Drawings, St. Petersburg University, Russia

*  Solo-Exhibitions

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