1989

Poster for Perestroika in the Avant Garde programme

Perestroika in the Avant Garde was a programme from Leningrad's underground arts scene. It included an exhibition, The New Artists (by ‘The Club of Friends of Vladimir Mayakovsky') at Bluecoat, and a performance at St George’s Hall, where Liverpool musicians and artists joined Sergei Kuryokin and his ensemble, Pop Mechanica (Popular Mechanics) in the Leningrad group's first appearance in the UK.