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Soviet Underground Culture Revisited - Prigov’s Distant Planets

27 January, 2023

The project Prigov’s Distant Planets was realised by the Prigov Foundation in 2021. Since 2011, the Foundation has set itself a goal to document and showcase Dmitri A. Prigov’s estate. In 2019 it actively began engaging Prigov’s legacy in a dynamic development by means of co-creation and dialogue with other artists and the audience. Prigov himself shifted between different genres of culture. His own artistic strategy included collaboration with other “cultural workers”.

The first presentation of the project took place at the Yeltsin Centre in Yekaterinburg in May 2021 where it was realised thanks to the efforts and engagement of the Art Director of the Yeltsin Centre Art Gallery Ilya Shipilovskikh and his team, most of who had to leave Russia and now live in exile in different countries. At that point in time, it would have been difficult to imagine that the ideas and issues addressed in these works would take on such significance in the light of the current situation in Europe. Freedom, independence and peaceful co-creation are ideals and values that underlie Prigov’s oeuvre and shape the activities of the Prigov Foundation.

Curators: Andrey Prigov and Ekaterina Eloshvili.

Participating artists: Dmitry Prigov, Markus Aust, Rochus Aust, Blue Noses, Richard Crow, Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen, Lyudmila Kalinichenko, Kseniya Larina, Akihito Okunaka, Roman Osminkin and the Techno Poetry Group, Natalia Pshenitshnikova, Andrey Prigov, Vladimir Seleznev, Ivan Snigirev, Jürgen Stollhans, Vadim Zakharov