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Every Day I Talk to the
Dead & Alive Artists
cycle:
ID: C1





Date:
Since 2009

Introduction:
Appropriation of works by other artists, reflection on the history of art and the art system. Criticism of the commercialization of art and consumerism.






Installation
Dushamp Boutique,
Ў Gallery, Minsk, Belarus,
2010




Stages the project
implementation:


2019:

Greenhouse Conditions

W76.1

︎ technical info
Total installation
For Congress-Performance of Cultural Workers, Lo-Fi Social Club, Minsk, Belarus
Photo archive 2009 – 2019




Sergey Shabohin:
installation
Greenhause Conditions,
Lo-Fi Social Club,
Minsk, Belarus
2019
The installation consists of two graphic panels with fragments of the copyright archive of Sergey Shabohin. Among the images are sketches of unrealized works, accumulated images for future projects, personal photographs, practices and details of the process, references to other statements, etc. The slogan Greenhouse Сonditions on the polyethylene and plants placed in the installation are sent directly to the greenhouse – the image of specially created conditions for protecting development processes from aggressive external threats.

This self-reflecting installation raises questions about the working conditions of the artist, who throughout his career does not have his own studio, and most work processes are carried out on a computer. Updating graphic programs, searching for fonts, structuring archives, creating databases, filling in calendars and to do tables, protecting files, maintaining printers are elements of the artist's everyday work. The use of A4 format here emphasizes this standardized position of the modern universal creative unit.

Since 2009, the artist fundamentally as a protest  to the then trends, turned to anti-aesthetics: the use of photocopying, the rejection of high-quality performance, the use of cheap materials and simple forms. This installation can be considered as a symbolic final archive of a ten-year period of developments and attempts to overcome production conditions; as arguments about the fruitfulness of hyperesthetics as opposed to a crisis of pictoriality; as a way to deal with the simultaneous lightness and heaviness of endlessly growing digital archives.

The continuation of the project was the creation of an art book publication from fragments of this installation. Art book is in the private collection of Alexei Lunev.

Within the framework of the conference, inside the installation, an additional dj-set of Sergey Shabohin was held under the pseudonym Gray Mand()rla.


2009:

And There is Nothing Left

W1.1--9

︎ technical info
Photo montage series
For group exhibition The Belarusian Hall 53 Venice Biennale, Belexpo, Minsk, Belarus  




Photo from series 
And There is Nothing Left,
Kunsthalle Žilina,
Žilina, Slovakia,
2015
The series tells about the death of museum. There are too few places in Minsk where at least sometimes contemporary art is presented. The author counted only four in the period of the series creation (May 2009). The artist, using photomontage, set fire to the Academy of Arts, destroyed the Palace of Arts, closed the gallery Underground and the Museum of Modern Art. The series turned out too small due to lack of exhibition places in the city. The artist wanted to draw attention to this problem. It is interesting to note that after the establishment of the series the art gallery Underground was really closed, and in the Palace of  Arts the ceiling was demolished (for repairs).


Photo installation
And There is Nothing Left,
Zeh, Minsk, Belarus,
2010

Photo montages from series
And There is Nothing Left,
2009:


1. Underground Gallery
(Podzemka), Minsk, Belarus

2.Palace of Arts,
Minsk, Belarus

3. Museum of Modern Art,

Minsk, Belarus

4. Academy of Arts,
Minsk, Belarus


5. Action in Zacheta
National Gallery of Art
,
Warsaw, Poland.
Documentation action
during the exhibition
Opening the Door?
Belarusian Art Today
,
24.05.2011.

On the photo Belarusian artists:
Oleg Yushko,
Lena Davidovich,
Marina Naprushkina,
Maxim Tyminko


Photo by Sergey Shabohin


6. Photo montage
And There is Nothing Left:
National Art Museum of Belarus
(Muses Response)
,
2009



2009:

Reliquary XX-XXI
(Obituaries XX-XXI)

W3.1


︎ technical info
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)



2009:

Gray Office.
Pop Art in the USSR


W5.1


︎ technical info
Total installation
For group exhibition The Crowd Philosophy. Belarusian Neo-Pop Art, Ў Gallery, Minsk, Belarus





Total installation
Gray Office.
Pop Art in the USSR
,

Ў Gallery, Minsk, Belarus,
2009



The installation “Grey cabinet. Pop art in the USSR” is intended to illustrate the cultural situation in the USSR in the 60s, when there was no opportunity to interact with the Western art. Pop art, arose as a reflection of the consumption society, was a stranger in Soviet art. And could it appear in the USSR with its identical gray everyday life? All that was known about pop art in the Soviet Union was presented in a scrappy newspaper articles. Through the iron curtain such inventions of the Western bourgeoisie were seen as confirmation of the moral decadence of capitalism, but at the same time, well-fed West seemed to Soviet citizens unattainable paradise and dream of the sweet life.


Fragments of installation
Gray Office.
Pop Art in the USSR
,

Ў Gallery, Minsk, Belarus,
2009