In 1977, the Biennial of Dissent took place in Venice. Exhibitions, concerts and conferences about different thinking and dissent were organized. Tonight’s salon will revive the main art venue in that context: the group exhibition of Soviet unofficial artists La nuova arte sovietica. Una prospettiva non ufficiale, curated by Enrico Crispolti and Gabriella Moncada Di Milia. The atmosphere of this pivotal event will be evoked by the display of original artworks shown in 1977 and by a reading of texts such as letters by the organizers and newspaper articles. This time-travel will recall the then fiercely debated questions of “right” and “wrong” in ideology and art. Crispolti and other witnesses from the time will be present.