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2009:

Reliquary XX-XXI
(Obituaries XX-XXI)

W3.1


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Installation
For group exhibition The Belarusian Hall 53 Venice Biennale, Belexpo, Minsk, Belarus  





The project consists of three showcases. Each showcase is divided into one hundred cells. Each cell is assigned the number-year. The first “table”, representing the XX century, is divided intoВ  years: from 1901 to 2000, the second – XXI century – from 2001 to 2100, the third – XXII – from 2101 to 2200. In each cell the author placed the pieces of works created by the artists who died in that particular year. For example, Marcel Duchamp died in 1968. He is presented by a piece of porcelain urinal. The piece of blue monochrome canvases by Yves Klein (1962), a cut off rabbit foot, a piece of felt hat and wax by Boys (1986), etc. Thus, the author filled all the cells up to the year of 2012. From 2012 till 2100 the cells are empty. Consequently, the first showcase is full, the second is filled partially and the last is empty. The work demonstrates that nothing is left, the artists are dead, their works are cut into pieces, there is blank emptiness ahead, which inspires, while frightening. These tables contain allusion to the archaeological exhibits and the Christian shrines with the relics of the saints (hence the name Reliquary). Of importance is the subjective choice of authors, which is influenced by Western arts schools, including those in Belarus.


Fragments of installation
Reliquary XX-XXI
(Obituaries XX-XXI)
,

2009

Year of death (date of death), artist (date of birth), work (year):
XX

1901 (9 September), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 November, 1864), Jane Avril (1891)
1902 (18 February), Albert Bierstadt (8 January, 1830), Looking Down Yosemite Valley (1865) 1903 (8 May), Paul Gauguin (7 June, 1848), Tahitian Women on the Beach (1891) 1904 (8 May), Eadweard Muybridge (9 April, 1830), Objects in Motion (?) 1905 (8 December or 26 November), Victor Borisov-Musatov (2 or 14 April, 1870), Self-Portrait With Sister (1898) 1906 (22 November), Paul Cézanne (19 January, 1839), Mont Sainte-Victoire (1904 – 1906) 1907 (23 November), John F. Peto (21 May, 1854), Letter Rack (1907) 1908 (8 August), Joseph Maria Olbrich (22 December, 1867), Secession hall (1897 – 1898) 1909 (20 February), Paul Ranson (29 March, 1864), Nabis Landscape (1890) 1910 (2 June), Henri Rousseau (21 May, 1844), The Dream (1910) 1911 (10 April), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (22 September, 1875), Tranquility (1904 – 1905) 1912 (29 March), John Gerrard Keulemans (8 June, 1842), Moho Nobilis (1887 – 1888) 1913 (?), Pierre-Louise Pierson (1822), La Contessa Castiglione (ок. 1863 – 1867) 1914 (26 January), Jane Burden (19 October, 1839), Proserpine (1874) 1915 (5 June), Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (4 October, 1891), Bird Eating Fish (1913 – 1914) 1916 (4 March), Franz Marc (8 February, 1880), Cheval Bleu (1911) 1917 (17 November), Auguste Rodin (12 November, 1840), Le Penseur (1880) 1918 (31 November), Egon Schiele (12 June, 1890), Sitzender weiblicher Akt (1914) 1919 (3 December), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (25 February, 1841), On the Terrace (1881) 1920 (24 January), Amedeo Modigliani (12 July, 1884), Red Nude (1917) 1921 (12 November), Fernand Khnopff (12 September, 1858), The Caress (1896) 1922 (8 September), Léon Bonnat (20 June, 1833), Victor Hugo (1879) 1923 (5 June), George Hendrik Breitner (12 September, 1857), Meisje in Witte Kimono (1893) 1924 (28 December), Léon Bakst (10 May, 1866), Nijinsky in the ballet L'après-midi d'un faune (1912) 1925 (8 January), George Bellows (12 – 19 August, 1882), Paddy Flannigan (1908) 1926 (5 December), Claude Monet (14 November, 1840), Water Lilies (1916) 1927 (11 May), Juan Gris (23 March, 1887), The Guitar (1918) 1928 (?), Henry Siddons Mowbray (5 August, 1858), Iridescence (1989) 1929 (1 October), Antoine Bourdelle (30 October, 1861), La Grande Penelope (1912) 1930 (6 November), Adolf Wolfli (29 February, 1864), Irren-Anstalt (1910) 1931 (7 March), Theo van Doesburg (30 August, 1883), Arithmetic Composition (1929 – 1930) 1932 (9 December), Karl Blossfeldt (13 June, 1865), Haarfarn (ок. 1921 – 1924) 1933 (10 January), Margaret MacDonald (5 November, 1864), Opera of the Seas (1911) 1934 (11 April), John Collier (27 January, 1850), Lady Godiva (1898) 1935 (15 May), Kasimir Malevich (23 February, 1878/1979), Black Square and Red Square (1915) 1936 (30 October), Ferdynand Ruszczyc (10 December, 1870), Emptiness (1901) 1937 (25 May), Henry Ossawa Tanner (23 June, 1859), The Annunciation (1898) 1938 (15 June), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May, 1880), Strasse, Berlin (1913) 1939 (14 July), Alfons Mucha (24 July, 1860), Job (1896) 1940 (29 June), Paul Klee (18 December, 1979), Southern Gardens (1919) 1941 (30 December), El Lissitzky (23 November, 1890), Beat theWhites with the the Red Wedge (1920) 1942 (5 January), Tina Modotti (16/17 August, 1896), Untitled (From Fresco by Diego Rivera) (1927) 1943 (9 August), Chaim Soutine (13 January, 1893), Woman in Red (1923 – 1924) 1944 (1 February), Piet Mondrian (7 March, 1872), Composition with Yellow, Blue, and Red (1939) 1945 (22 April), Käthe Kollwitz (8 July, 1967), Woman with Dead Child (1903) 1946 (24 October), László Moholy-Nagy (20 July, 1895), Segments of Circle with Cross (1922) 1947 (23 January), Pierre Bonnard (3 October, 1967), Women with Dog (1891) 1948 (4 March), Antonin Artaud (4 September, 1896), Totem (1945) 1949 (19 November), James Ensor (13 April, 1860), Masken (1927) 1950 (28 December), Max Beckmann (12 February, 1884), Carnival (1943) 1951 (1 October), Karel Teige (13 December, 1900), Collage Nr. 293 (1944) 1952 (19 October), Edward Sheriff Curtis (16 February, 1868), Nesjaja Hatali (1907) 1953 (30 November), Francis Picabia (22 January, 1979), Love Parade (1917) 1954 (13 July), Frida Kahlo (6 July, 1907), Self-portrait (1933) 1955 (17 August), Fernand Léger (4 February, 1881), The Zoo (1959) 1956 (11 August), Paul Jackson Pollock (28 January, 1912), No. 5 (1948) 1957 (16 March), Constantin Brâncuşi (28 February, 1876), Untitled (1922) 1958 (1 March), Giacomo Balla (18 July, 1871), Abstract Speed (1914) 1959 (9 April), Frank Lloyd Wright (8 June, 1867), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1937) 1960 (30 or 31 January), Auguste Herbin (29 April, 1882), Dimache 1 (1950) 1961 (13 January), František Drtikol (3 March, 1883), Dancers (1930) 1962 (6 June), Yves Klein (28 April, 1928), Monochrome (1961) 1963 (6 February), Piero Manzoni (13 July, 1933), Merda d'Artista (1961) 1964 (18 June), Giorgio Morandi (20 June, 1890), Natura Morta (1956) 1965 (27 August), Le Corbusier (6 October, 1887), Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp (1950-1955) 1966 (11 January), Alberto Giacometti (10 October, 1901), Cat (1954) 1967 (15 August), René Magritte (21 November, 1898), The Treachery of Images (1928-1929) 1968 (2 November), Marcel Duchamp (28 July, 1887), Fontan (1917) 1969 (20 June), Rudolf Schwarzkogler (13 November, 1940), Aktion III (1965) 1970 (25 February), Mark Rothko (25 September, 1903), No. 3 (1949) 1971 (26 July), Diane Arbus (14 March, 1923), Identical Twins (1967) 1972 (29 December), Joseph Cornell (24 December, 1903), Untitled (1953) 1973 (20 July), Robert Smithson (2 January, 1938), Yucatan Mirror Displacements (1-9) (1969) 1974 (28 November), Konstantin Melnikov (3 August or 22 July, 1890), Melnikov House (1927-1929) 1975 (?), Bas Jan Ader (19 April, 1942), I'm Too Sad to Tell You (1970) 1976 (28 January), Marcel Broodthaers (28 January, 1924), White Cabinet and White Table (1965) 1977 (23 August), Naum Gabo (5 August, 1890), Linear construction No. 2 (1950) 1978 (27 August), Gordon Matta-Clark (22 June, 1943), Splitting: Four Corners (1974) 1979 (25 June), Philippe Halsman (2 May, 1906), In Voluptas Mors (1951) 1980 (22 February), Oskar Kokoschka (1 March,1886), Bride of the Wind (1914) 1981 (1 September), Vincenzo Agnetti (14 September, 1926), Autotelefonata (Yes) (1972) 1982 (25 February), Christian Schad (21 August, 1894), Self-Portrait (1927) 1983 (25 December), Joan Miró (20 April, 1893), 3 (from Joan Miró Lithographs I) (1972) 1984 (8 July), Brassaï (9 September, 1899), Bijou (1933) 1985 (15 November), Meret Oppenheim (6 October, 1913), Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure) (1936) 1986 (23 September), Joseph Beuys (12 May, 1921), Wie man dem toten Hasen die Bilder erklärt (1965) 1987 (22 February), Andy Warhol (6 August, 1928), Insole Andy (1968) 1988 (12 August), Jean-Michel Basquiat (22 December, 1960), Untitled (1981) 1989 (9 March), Robert Mapplethorpe (4 November, 1946), Man in Polyester Suit (1980) 1990 (16 February), Keith Haring (4 May, 1958), Untitled (1987) 1991 (7 November), Tom of Finland (8 May, 1920), Untitled (Blowjob) (1975) 1992 (28 April), Francis Bacon (28 October, 1909), Triptych (1984) 1993 (28 January), Hannah Wilke (7 March, 1940), S.O.S. Starification Object Series (1975) 1994 (12 February), Donald Judd (3 June, 1928), Untitled (1990) 1995 (13 February), Alberto Burri (12 March, 1915), Composition (1959) 1996 (9 January), Felix Gonzalez-Torres (26 November, 1957), Untitled (Placebo) (1991) 1997 (29. September), Roy Lichtenstein (27 October, 1923), Whaam! (1963) 1998 (30 December), Joan Brossa (19 January, 1919), Trabajo (1978) 1999 (3 February), Norman Bluhm (28 March, 1921), Untitled (1971) 2000 (9 June), George Segal (26 November, 1924), Woman Sitting On Bed (199
XXI

2001 (18 February), Balthus (29 February, 1908), Guitar Lesson (1934) 2002 (6 November), Michel Majerus (9 June, 1967), Higharteatspop (1998) 2003 (9 November), Mario Merz (1 January, 1925), Untitled (1967) 2004 (8 August), Leon Golub (23 January, 1922), Interrogation I (1981) 2005 (22 October), Arman (17 November, 1928), Untitled (1991) 2006 (29 January), Nam June Paik (20 July, 1932), Magnet Tv (1965) 2007 (8 April), Sol LeWitt (9 September, 1928), 123454321 (1979) 2008 (12 May), Robert Rauschenberg (22 October, 1925), Bed (1955) 2009 (9 March), Hanne Darboven (29 April, 1941), Diary (1986)