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Alexander Yakimovich


Born 1947, Leningrad, in artistic family. Studies of art history at Moscow University in 1967-71. Dissertation on theoretical problems of Baroque and Classicism in European art submitted in 1975.
Research Fellow at Art Research Institute in Moscow in 1978-83. Studies of contemporary art scene of Russia. Member of International Association of Art Critics (IAAC - AICA) since 1986. Lectures in universities and colleges of Russia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, England, Spain, USA.

Vice-President of IAAC-AICA in 1992-1994. Numerous publications on Avant-Gar\-de and Postmodern art and culture in Russian and Western press. 1993 - cultural prize INTER NATIONES (Germany). 1995-96 Guest Professor for Modern and Contemporary Russian Art at the Freie Universitaet, Berlin. 1997: Consultant of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
1997-1998: grants of the Russian Foundation for Humanities and the Presidential Cultural Foundation given for research work on the Epistemology of the Avant-Garde. September 1998: text ready of the book MAN'S OTHER EYES: Art and Thinking in the 20th Century (Russian and English versions). Since 1998 research fellow at the Moscow Institute for Cultural Studies.


Demiurgen und Weltverbesserer. - "Jahresring. Jahrbuch fuer moderne Kunst," 39. Koeln, 1992
Botschaft von der anderen Welt. - In: "ZYMA Art Today", 1, 1992
Die grosse Unordnung im Osten. - In: "Die Zeit," 1992, 11.12
Georg Baselitz zwischen dem Wahnsinn des Westens und der russischen Krankheit. - "Georg Baselitz im Prinz-Max-Palais." Katalog. Karlsruhe, 1993
Independent Culture: A Soviet Phenomenon. - In: "Art of the Soviets," eds. M.Cullerne Bown, B.Taylor. Manchester, 1993
Kulturelle Identitaet der Kernlosen. - A.Jakimowitsch, S.Schmidt-Wulffen. "Zentrum und Peripherie." Koeln, 1993
The Late Soviet Civilisation. - "Kunst & Museumjournaal," 6. Amsterdam, 1993
Einsichten und Gefahren der neuen Kultur. - "Alexander Jakimowitsch. Inter Nationes - Kulturpreis 1993." Bonn: Inter Nationes, 1994
East versus West. A Survivalist Myth or an Anachronism? - "Strategies for Survival". Ed. Ch.Chambert. Stockholm, 1995
Foreign Literature ("Inostrannaya Literatura"), 8, 1991
"Arbor Mundi." 2, 1992
Art Questions ("Voprosi iskusstvoznaniya") 1, 1993
"Znanie - sila" 1, 1994
Art Magazine, "Khudozhestvenniy zhurnal", 6, 1995
Foreign Literature ("Inostrannaya Literatura") 1, 1995
Foreign Literature ("Inostrannaya Literatura") 9, 1996
Art Questions ("Voprosi iskusstvoznaniya") 2, 1997
Salvador Dali and philosophy of hte absurd. - S.Dali. "The Dairy of the jenius" Moskva, Iskusstvo, 1997
Theory of Art ("Iskusstvoznanie") 1, 1998

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