Behind one branch of the authentic avant-garde lays a field of unrelenting tragedy and pathos. One unredeemable example of this is Boris Lurie. Born in Leningrad in1924 at the age of sixteen he was taken prisoner by the Nazis and imprisoned for a period of four years at Buchenwald and other concentration camps. Loosing his mother, sister, and sweetheart, all before they even arrived at the camps, was a life altering happenstance. In the late fifties he, Stan Fisher and Sam Goodman formed the "No!art" group as an aesthetic protest against what they saw as the "investment art market", perhaps a nescient version of "institutional critique" . As the ultimate proof of membership in the avant-garde, he died with his artistic legacy in near obscurity. This show seeks to bring his work to a greater audience. Includes an interview with curator John Wronoski.
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