Kirill Medvedev has recently emerged as one of the most exciting, unpredictable voices on the Russian literary scene. Widely published and acclaimed as a poet, he is also the vocalist of the riot-folk band Arkadiy Kots, a labor activist and a member of the Russian Socialist movement (RSD). He contributes essays regularly to Chto Delat and other opposition publications. His small press, The Free Marxist Publishing House, has recently released his translations of Pasolini, Eagleton and Godard, as well as numerous books at the intersection of literature, art and politics, including a collection of his own essays. His first book in English, It's No Good: poems / essays / actions, was co-published by n+1 and Ugly Duckling Press in 2012.
As part of the closing of the Smart Museum exhibition Revolution Every Day, Russian poet Kirill Medvedev will perform selections of his work, followed by a discussion with exhibiting artist Cauleen Smith and exhibition curators Robert Bird, Zachary Cahill, and Christina Kiaer.