Conceptual works :

1983


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My colleagues
1983
     From the artist's notes:
    
This is 1983. "My Colleagues."  There also are "My Contemporaries," "My Ancestors."  Here, of course, is an USSR Union of Artists handbook, exhibition tickets, briefly, all kind of accessories. But the main thing is a bunch of obituaries hanging at the right. I often apologized to myself for this act. Was it really worth hanging up the obituaries? I don't have anything against artists who have passed away, each lives the way life is lived. But I was struck by the principle, the system applied to artists. War veteran, member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, participant in propagandist activities, active member of the Guild, awarded certificates... Of course many were proud, considering that namely this was the true evaluation of their talent as an artist. But then for me, and now for others, this appears funny and silly. Despite the farewell promises of the group of comrades, the Party Committee, the Guild of Artists, sometimes even of the Academy of Arts, it seems that these artists never existed, they aren't there, they aren't...

 
My contemporaries
1983
     From the artist's notes:
     One of the few three-dimensional works. There was the work "My Colleagues"; this is "My Contemporaries." The idea was a simple box, with typically Soviet appearance, where usually a card catalog was kept. With a small round handle. I didn't find an exact one. I had to make a temporary one out of cardboard. We are all there. Good or bad, but us. Perhaps it was not always convenient to read. Whoever is interested may study the piles of old newspapers in the library. History is not always studied through works of art.
 
 
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