D.A. Prigov. Commemoration meeting

Memorial evening, exhibition, video show

25.11.2011, 19:00 Friday

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Program: [Context of the visual]

Place: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the small hall

Curator: [Vitaly Patsyukov]

Coordinator: [Maria Punina]

It has been four years since D.A. Prigov, a unique artist and poet passed away.

Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov considered a reality in all its nakedness, penetrating as x-rays the surface of its elusive sensuality. The Artist step by step scanned the body of our civilization, not letting it slip away into pure decoration. His images have always been strained in the fullness of its intellectual expression. The creative concept of the poet developed the structure of the contemporary art process and its context.

In the universal system of creative work, developed by the poet and artist, the image was born in the same paradox that the idea itself – in a binary zero-one relationship. Themes and characters, once came into view of D.A. Prigov, began to multiply, ramify and evolve: The «militsaner» turned out to be the guardian of the metaphysical order; a cleaner and plumber were guarding the purity of human thoughts, soft toys were becoming an images of eternal childhood, space of peace and joy.

During the commemoration evening a video film about D.A. Prigov produced by Iraida Yusupova and Alexander Dolgin will be shown, as well as the exhibition of Prigov’s artworks from private collections.

Co-organizer: D.A. Prigov Foundation

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