Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov
1940 - 2007
Born in Moscow (), died in Moscow ().
Dmitri Prigov is a particularly influential Russian poet, writer and artist, also known as 'the father of Russian conceptualism'. He is an important representative of the Russian artistic avant-garde and of Muscovite conceptualism of the 1970s and 80s.
In the 1970s, Prigov's art, in which he connects his poetry to performances and installations, comes close to the unofficial art scene. Through a combination of words and visual actions, installations, performances and video art are created in which the boundaries between genres disappear.
In the Soviet Union, Prigov's literary work circulates as samizdat: self-published editions diffused secretly. His writings are also published internationally, mostly in literary magazines for migrant literature. Only in 1990, during the final phase of the communist era, an official collection of his poems is published in Russia.
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The Transcendental Descen...
Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov, The Transcendental Descend of a Bear, 1995-2010. Installation, mdf, rope, iron, plastics, 4 x (245 x 48 x 48 cm).
Untitled (The Transcenden...
Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov, Untitled (The Transcendental Descend of a Bear), 1995-2007. Drawing, ink, paper, 21 x 29.5 cm.
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LATT: Europe at Large #1 ...
11 September 2009 - 08 November 2009.
Since the collapse of the USSR, the European horizon in that direction has remained limited to Russia. We know very little about what is happ
EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Simi...
01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.
TRACÉS. Similarities and dissonants was the upshot of a recycling project that started in 2010 in the recycling centre of Merksem. The centr
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EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decade the M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe afte
Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public