Matvei Vaisberg (Ukrainian: Матві́й Ва́йсберг; Russian: Матвeй Ва́йсберг; born 28 December 1958) is a Ukrainian painter, graphic artist and book designer. In 1985, he graduated from Ivan Fiodorov Ukrainian Printing Institute (nowadays The Ukrainian Academy of Printing). In 1988, he started to take part in collective exhibitions. In 1990, his first personal exhibition took place in the Historical Museum of Podol (Kiev). This was followed by more than fifty of both group and personal exhibitions, including shows in the National Art Museum (Kyiv), Kyiv National Museum of Russian Art (Kyiv), Museum of Contemporary Art in Odesa (Odesa), Cherkasy Museum of Fine Arts (Cherkasy), Berlin Wall Museum (Berlin), Ukrainian Institute of America (New York), Europe House (London), the Sejm of the Republic of Poland (Warsaw), Georgian National museum Georgia.
This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.
This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!