Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

November 26, 2012

A conversation with Yevgeniy Fiks, a Post-Soviet Conceptual Artist

Filed under: art,ussr — louisproyect @ 8:29 pm


  1. This was very interesting to watch and listen to. This artist is obviously a very thoughtful and well-informed man, and if he is a “conscientious liberal,” I am happy to say that I am one, too — no longer a Marxist myself. It was fascinating to hear Louis make reference to his father (whom I knew) and to my family and to me! I remember parties in my home with blacks and whites dancing together, but I can’t say for sure that there were any actual interracial relationships that had a sexual aspect to them. The presence of black people in my home seemed very normal to me. At my bar mitzvah reception, a local woman criticized my mother for inviting blacks, but you can be sure my mother put her in her place!

    Comment by Allen Young — November 27, 2012 @ 4:21 am

  2. […] November 2012, I conducted an interview with Fiks that my readers would find most interesting, I’m sure. He covers his various projects, […]

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  3. […] years, you are probably aware that I am a big fan of Yevgeniy Fiks, a post-Soviet Conceptual Artist I interviewed in 2012 and whose last show on the USSR’s mixed encounter on Black people I wrote about earlier this […]

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