The curator and art critic Vitaly Patsyukov will talk about a legendary figure of Moscow conceptualism: the artist, poet, and performer Dmitri Prigov.
Dmitri Prigov’s artistic strategies encompassed all contemporary forms—poetic speech, its acoustic forms and performative practice—as a unity of personal artistic behavior.
The lecture will cover the main stages of Prigov's creative work: from early drawings, visual texts, “alphabets” and art objects to installations based on his sketches. Documentations of artistic performances will be shown along with fragments of films in which Prigov makes a cameo appearance: Taxi Blues (directed by Pavel Lungin, 1990) and Khrustalyov, My Car! (Directed by Aleksei German, 1999).
The visual materials used in the lecture belong to the Prigov Family Foundation.
The lecture will take place during Dmitri Prigov Week.