Dmitry Prigov. Creative personality as a phenomenon of integral artistic behavior. A lecture by Vitaly Patsyukov.

19 July 2017


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.


Vitaly Patsyukov is a curator and cultural historian heading the interdisciplinary programs department at the National Center for Contemporary Arts affiliated with ROSIZO. From 1985 to 2000, he carried out a number of independent projects presenting works by Ilya Kabakov, Erik Bulatov, Vladimir Yankilevsky, Vladimir Nemukhin, Eduard Steinberg, Mikhail Roginsky, Oskar Rabin and others. He created a number of educational/research programs and projects establishing a dialogue between the classical avant-garde and current artistic strategies.


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