Poetic Performance: The Script and the Voice

Join this lecture on the work of artist Dmitri Prigov at The Courtauld Institute of Art to accompany Calvert 22 Foundation’s exhibition Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action.

The lecture by Sabine Haensgen will be followed by Viktor Misiano in conversation with Professor Sarah Wilson.

This event follows Prigov is dead. Long live Dmitri Aleksanych! taking place the same day at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Sabine Haensgen currently leads the research strand ‘Performance Art in Eastern Europe (1950-1990)’ at the University of Zurich. She is a Slavic scholar, cultural and media historian and also works as a translator and curator, and since the mid-1980s she has been participating in the performances of the group “Collective Actions”.

Viktor Misiano is an independent critic and curator based in Moscow and Ceglie Messapica, Italy. His many notable exhibitions of Russian art include exhibitions at Biennales in Venice (1995, 2005), Istanbul (1992) and Sao Paulo (2002, 2004). In 1996 he co-curated the first Manifesta Biennale and from 2010 to 2014 was Chairman of the International Manifesta Foundation. He is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Art Magazine (Khudozhestvenii Zhurnal).

Dmitri Prigov was an artist, poet, performer and writer. A key figure of the Moscow Conceptualist group, his work has had a lasting influence on subsequent generations of Russian artists. 2017 marks ten years since the artist’s death in 2007.

This event takes place at the The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN.

In partnership with the The Courtauld Institute of Art, the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, the Hermitage Foundation UK and the Dmitri Prigov Foundation.

Part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolutiona season marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.