Olympic Games and art
representations of sport in art
Soviet public monuments in the post-Soviet era
Areas of expertise
My recent research and publications have examined: representations of sport and physical culture in official and unofficial Soviet art; the fate of Soviet public monuments in the post-Soviet era; the Moscow metro; and the work of Aleksandr Deineka. At present I am working on a study of the Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein.
My research interests include: Russian visual culture in the twentieth century, especially official art of the Soviet period; Late and Post-Soviet cultural developments; the Moscow metro; the promotion and reception of Soviet culture in the international arena.