Sabine Haensgen: Poetic Performance: The Script and the Voice
followed by Daniil Leiderman: Dmitri Prigov’s “Shimmering”: Within the Image and Without it
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.
Sabine Haensgen currently leads the research strand ‘Performance Art in Eastern Europe (1950-1990)’ at the University of Zurich. She is a Slavic scholar, cultural and media historian and also works as a translator and curator, and since the mid-1980s she has been participating in the performances of the group “Collective Actions”.
Daniil M. Leiderman currently teaches Art History at the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. In 2016, Daniil defended a PhD dissertation entitled: Moscow Conceptualism and “Shimmering”: Authority, Anarchism, and Space at the Department of Art & Archaeology in Princeton University. The project investigates the Moscow Conceptualists in the context of nonconformism, tracing their development of the critical strategy called “shimmering” and its relationship to contemporary Post-Soviet and Post-Crimean artistic resistance. Most recently, Daniil has been working on the representation of Eastern Europe and Russia in contemporary video games and related media
This event is organised in conjunction with Calvert 22 Foundation, The Prigov Foundation, Friends of the Hermitage UK, the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) and AICA-UK. Sponsored by Calvert 22 Foundation, The Prigov Foundation, Friends of the Hermitage UK and The Courtauld Institute of Art.