Danke Repin! | Thanks Repin!
In the late 19th century Russian painter Ilya Repin spends a summer in Shiryaevo, paints his most important picture there and triggers a chain reaction: countless other artists and art lovers come, a museum will be set up, a spa park is planned and also the Russian President Putin visits the museum. After this, he gives the village a huge gas installation in the public space as a present, which greatly facilitates the everyday life of the villagers and connects them with the rest of Russia and the countries of Asia and Europe. The reaction to the sculptural work is consistently positive. Impressed by this observation, I build a portable quotation of the installation, which four "Спасибо" (thank you) - singing artists are carrying through the village in a procession and then give to the Repin Museum.
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VII. Shiryaevo Biennale, Russia
4 artists | Sculpture about 180 × 600 × 15 cm (Collected plastic bottles | Adhesive tape | Daily newspaper photo of Vladimir Putin)
Photo series | 2011
224 cm × 13 cm
(9 C-prints 23 × 13 cm, 1 C-Print 8 × 13 cm)