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Prigov is dead. Long live Dmitri Aleksanych!

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Prigov is dead. Long live Dmitri Aleksanych!

Monday 20 November 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Dmitri Prigov was an artist, poet, performer and writer. A key figure of the Moscow Conceptualist group, his work has had a lasting influence on subsequent generations of Russian artists (including some of the artists on view at ‘Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism’ Saatchi Gallery, 16 November – 31 December). 2017 marks ten years since the artist’s death in 2007. This one-day celebration includes a seminar considering the ways Prigov’s genre-defining project has proliferated after his death, video screenings and discussions of key aspects of his work. This event complements the exhibition ‘Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action’ at Calvert 22 Foundation, and is part of ‘The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution’ season marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

14.00 – 16.00: Exhibiting Prigov, Seminar

16.00 – 18.00: Readings, video screenings

This event is organised in conjunction with Calvert 22 Foundation, The Prigov Foundation, Friends of the Hermitage UK and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC). Sponsored by Calvert 22 Foundation, The Prigov Foundation, Friends of the Hermitage UK and The Courtauld Institute of Art.

 

This seminar is free and open to all

Places are limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis.