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Kathleen Tahk

Kathleen Tahk received a BA in Art History from Reed College and an MA in Design History from the Bard Graduate Center. Her work focuses on art in the Soviet Union and its conflicted role within broader histories of modernity and modernism. Her dissertation, A Revolution Without Borders: The Soviet Art of the Latvian Riflemen, 1917-1938, examines how the migratory and revolutionary experience of Latvian artists in Moscow (Gustav Klucis, Karl Ioganson, Aleksandr Drevin, Voldemars Andersons and Karlis Veidemanis) led to the development of an art based on temporal and spatial dislocation as part of the Soviet pursuit of a radically new and uniquely socialist mode of representation. Tahk is also currently a research assistant in the Department of Photography at AIC.