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Vitaly Komar

 (born 1943)
Vitaly Komar is active/lives in New York / Russian Federation.  Vitaly Komar is known for mix media collage, performance, installation-social commentary.

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Emigrating in 1977 with Alexander Melamid from the Soviet Union to New York City via Israel, Vitaly Komar, a graduate of Stroganov Art Institute in Moscow, is known as a cynical social realist.  Since the early 1970s until 2003, he has been part of a long-time collaboration known as SotsArt with Melamid.  Shockingly non-conforming at its inception in Russia, it combined Western styles of Pop Art and Social Realism and included methods of performance, photography, installation, music and poetry.  Of working together, they said:  "Even if only one of us creates some of the projects and works, we usually sign them together. We are not just an artist, we are a movement."

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