The term Soviet Nonconformist Art refers to art produced in the former Soviet Union from 1953 to 1986 outside of the rubric of Socialist Realism. Other terms used to refer to this phenomenon are "unofficial art" or "underground art."
Vitaly Komar & Alexander Melamid | They live and work in New York, USA. They were an artistic partnership renowned for its analysis of socialist iconography and are the founders of SotsArt (Soviet Nonconformist Art) which combined elements of Socialist Realism and Western Pop Art. The two artists no longer collaborate | Calvert 22, London