Nadia Gribkova completed her MA degree!
PhD Student Nadia Gribkova has completed her MA degree with a thesis titled "Looking in the Wrong Direction: Emptiness and the Aesthetic Feeling in the Early Works of Collective Actions." Her thesis examines the early works of Soviet conceptual performance art group Collective Actions, founded in 1976, and focuses on the way the group employed the concept of “emptiness” as a motif throughout its practice. She argues that the performance art practices of Collective Actions negotiate a productive relationship between emptiness and collectivity through artistic practice that relies on, at the time suspect, categories of structure, composition, and social form, articulating conditions for an aesthetic experience. Congratulations, Nadia!