Contemporary art: Monument to the wall of the lungs

Moscow's Garage Museum of Contemporary art celebrates the premises re-opening of his exhibition, with the spacing rules and mask compulsory for visitors – with

Contemporary art: Monument to the wall of the lungs

Moscow's Garage Museum of Contemporary art celebrates the premises re-opening of his exhibition, with the spacing rules and mask compulsory for visitors – with a constantly changing sculpture of the Kazakh Jerbossyn Meldibekow on the spacious square in front of the main entrance. The work, called "Transformer", which is composed of two dozen enlarged building blocks for children, reminiscent of the pieces of wood together, imagines the current culture and the struggle for the monuments of post-Soviet Central Asian perspective. In Soviet communism, the some of the possible today to the epoch of stability, style, changed the monuments, in fact, very often, explained Meldibekow, we are able to reach by phone in the Kazakh capital of culture in Almaty. To be a "Transformer" that was seen in the other variants already in Istanbul and in Baku, illustrates the Transformation of the Central Amir Timur square in the Uzbek Tashkent, the so Meldibekow, was both for the people of the Region as well as European conquerors were always the "heart" of Central Asia.

Kerstin Holm.

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On this place in 1913, was a Monument to the tsarist conquerors, the German-born General Konstantin von Kaufmann (1818 to 1882), built. After the October revolution, seven monuments, the served, or fragments thereof used be in the same Postaments followed: the fighters of the Revolution was replaced by a Hammer-and-sickle Emblem, a "lighthouse of the world revolution", Lenin, Stalin, Marx, finally, the program of the CPSU, in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed and Uzbekistan became independent, the riders had to make way for the statue of Tamerlane's came.

the Long memorial ideas had been defined in the Region of Moscow, but in the meantime, Russia's political culture is going to the former Soviet Central Asian republics are similar, find the artist. In the Asian "Stan" countries are not advancing the time, but turn in a circle. As President Putin in Dmitry Medvedev and back again turned, as he archaeologists to the Deep sea, a tiger friend, crane Savior, and now to the eternal rulers, the so Meldibekow, make him truly a hero of Oriental fairy-tale.

The Garage, located in the magnificent Stalinist renovated Gorky Park, where in the twenties of the last century, the first architecture and Agriculture of the Soviet Union, rather than found, currently presents textiles fair Labels Atelier Edinburgh-Brussels, illustrating the hegemonic structures of fashion aesthetics, and the exhibition of Soviet underground art, "Sekretiki" (Small secrets). Visitors Look to this for months only available online, to happen out there in the "Transformer", whose shape changes at every national holiday in both the post-Soviet Central Asian countries as well as Russia.

The first Phase is reminiscent with three Wooden figures on a high pedestal located at the monument group, General merchant. 13.July, the day of the state security service of Kazakhstan, replaced Meldibekows wizard figurines by a Flag and dedicated the work to the schematic monument to the Revolution. 20.July, the day of the national guard of Kyrgyzstan, it will turn into the Hammer-and-sickle Emblem, and later it mutated to the flag "lighthouse", which is then shrunk to a pedestal with a schematic single figure of Lenin, for the LEGO figure, before on 12.August, the day of the employees of the penitentiary system of Kazakhstan, is the first configuration on it. The transformation cycle is rotated until the 29.November.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 16:19

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