D.A.Prigov foundation news and events
Nadezhda Georgievna Burova (Nadia) passed away in Moscow on February 2nd.
Nadezhda Georgievna Burova (12.08.1940-02.02.2024)
Nadezhda Georgievna Burova (Nadia) passed away in Moscow on February 2nd. She leaves behind her son and two grandchildren.
A gifted philologist, teacher and interpreter, Nadezhda Georgievna devoted her life to culture and cultural exchange.
Growing up in an international setting in China she later developed a strong believe in the importance of cultural exchange for international peace. In the 1980s and 1990s she initiated intercultural dialogues, cultural exchange and peace programmes. This earned her several peace prices, and she was given the opportunity to share this experience at the United Nations in New York.
Some of this work she did with her late husband, Dmitri Prigov- poet, writer, artist and performer. Following his death in 2007, Nadia dedicated her life to his legacy and continued the work of the "Cultural Worker" - a title Prigov often used to describe his function.
In 2011, she founded and headed the Prigov Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to promote the legacy of Dmitri Prigov, ensuring that Prigov, his oeuvre and the work of Prigov at large is researched and made known to a wider public, both in Russia and abroad.
Her strong drive, deriving from a strong sense of purpose, was remarkable. She initiated and collaborated with partners on numerous literary and musical projects, as well as exhibitions, both in Russia and abroad. Amongst those are the 2008 exhibition at MMoMA in Moscow, 2010 at Weserburg in Bremen, the 2011 biennale in Venice, 2012 at The Hermitage, 2014 at the Tretyakov Gallery, 2015 at The Russian Museum, in 2016 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Museum of Czech Literature in Prague and in 2017 at Calvert 22 in London, as well as documenta 14, in Kassel.
She donated the artist's work in the world's leading museums, including Tate Modern London, and ensured that Prigov’s works were researched, studied and published by the means of the so-called annual Prigov Readings and conferences that she initiated and oversaw. She began the tremendous work of getting an overview of Prigov’s entire output - a job that is still ongoing.
In 2019 she passed on the baton of the foundation that continued her work with exhibitions that she laid ground to; 2019 at The Hermitage, Amsterdam, in 2021 at the Boris Yeltsin Gallery in Yekaterinburg, at galleries and museums in Samara, and Saratov, with Nadia as the honorary captain.
The Prigov Foundation without Nadezhda Georgievna, her responsiveness, drive, and sincere devotion, is unimaginable.
Nadia will be buried next to her husband at Donskoe cemetery, Moscow.
Should you wish to get in touch with the foundation or pay tribute to Nadia we invite you to get in touch. Please write to foundation
Media Art Project «The Real Prigov» with КАРО.Арт and Полит.ру
Soviet Underground Culture Revisited - Prigov’s Distant Planets
The project Prigov’s Distant Planets was realised by the Prigov Foundation in 2021. Since 2011, the Foundation has set itself a goal to document and showcase Dmitri A. Prigov’s estate. In 2019 it actively began engaging Prigov’s legacy in a dynamic development by means of co-creation and dialogue with other artists and the audience. Prigov himself shifted between different genres of culture. His own artistic strategy included collaboration with other “cultural workers”.
The first presentation of the project took place at the Yeltsin Centre in Yekaterinburg in May 2021 where it was realised thanks to the efforts and engagement of the Art Director of the Yeltsin Centre Art Gallery Ilya Shipilovskikh and his team, most of who had to leave Russia and now live in exile in different countries. At that point in time, it would have been difficult to imagine that the ideas and issues addressed in these works would take on such significance in the light of the current situation in Europe. Freedom, independence and peaceful co-creation are ideals and values that underlie Prigov’s oeuvre and shape the activities of the Prigov Foundation.
Curators: Andrey Prigov and Ekaterina Eloshvili.
Participating artists: Dmitry Prigov, Markus Aust, Rochus Aust, Blue Noses, Richard Crow, Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen, Lyudmila Kalinichenko, Kseniya Larina, Akihito Okunaka, Roman Osminkin and the Techno Poetry Group, Natalia Pshenitshnikova, Andrey Prigov, Vladimir Seleznev, Ivan Snigirev, Jürgen Stollhans, Vadim Zakharov
2023 NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS TO CITIZENS!
After 24 February 2022 it was clear that business as usual was no longer possible. What followed was a time of deep listening and reflection beyond our clear position that military aggression and violent destruction of life - no matter the argument - is not part of Prigov’ s cosmos. The former constellation of partnerships has been revised to reflect this.
Concluding 2022 and looking into 2023, we understand that our modus operandi explicitly needs to be in line with the values that Prigov addressed in his oeuvre - particularly sincerity and honesty. A known former imprisoned young artist once quoted Prigov’s advice to her: “Don’t live on a lie.”
We wish everyone an honest and sincere 2023!
- The Estate of Dmitri Aleksanych
Prigov at Krings-Ernst Galerie in Cologne, Germany
From November 12th 2022 to January 28th 2023, Krings-Ernst Galerie will be showing works by Dmitri Prigov, Doris Frohnapfel, Jürgen Stollhans and Antonius Höckelmann.
The selected works refer to the current world situation. The artists deal with various aspects of technological, geopolitical and cultural changes. The starting points differ: for Doris Frohnapfel it is the global communication infrastructure, for Jürgen Stollhans - search for identity, for Antonius Höckelmann it is the nomadic understanding of freedom and for Dmitri Prigov - anthropological contexts and existence within an ideology-driven system.
The artworks come from different art historical contexts and yet a coherent narrative emerges - a narrative of power and in/transparency of information flows, of dependencies and autarky of globalised communication, of the great struggle for the medium and the message.
During the exhibition, the video of the performance "Dmitri Prigov. RE-ENSOUNDMENT" by Markus & Rochus Aust and Jürgen Stollhans will also be presented.
Love each other - it will save you and the world!
- English translation by xxx
Любіть один одного - це врятує вас і весь світ!
- Ukrainian Translation by Alina Luts
Soviet Texts - Prigov in English translation published by Ugly Duckling Presse
Ugly Duckling Presse publishes a comprehensive selection of prose and poetry. Soviet Texts has been named as the "first representative selected volume of Prigov’s poetry and experimental prose texts to appear in English". Translated by Simon Schuchat with Ainsley Morse.
Galerie Frank Elbaz shows Dmitri A. Prigov at CosMoscow 2019
Parisian Galerie Frank Elbaz from Paris, will foreground works from the Estate of Dmitry Prigov at the 2019 CosMoscow art fair. At the 2019 edition of the Fair focus is on leading figures of the communist avant-garde and seminal works of the 1960s–1980s. The fair takes place between 6 and 8 September in Moscow. VIP presentation is on 5 September.
Counting Prigov amongst 25.000 years of world Treasury!
During its tenth anniversary year, the Hermitage Amsterdam dedicates significant space to the works of Dmitri Prigov, who will be in the company of 25.000 years of art history. The selection is taken from the holdings of more than three million objects held by one of the encyclopaedic museums of the world - the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg.The jubilee year is kicked off with Treasury! – a wide overview of top pieces from the many different collections of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg. The show is the result of long preparation and is expected to be a glittering feast of 25,000 years of art history.
The masterpieces on show will represent cultures and movements extending in time from earliest prehistory right through to the 21stcentury. Visitors will experience a journey through time and space, covering half the planet, from the Netherlands to China and from northern Siberia to Egypt, counting Da Vinci, Dürer, Rembrandt, Matisse, to name a few, and Dmitri Prigov.
Amongst the works by Prigov are 18 drawings and one installation. The concept of the installation and the build-up is a joint collaboration effort by Andrey Prigov and Hermitage Amsterdam Curator, Vincent Boele.
With holdings of over three million objects, the State Hermitage is one of the few truly encyclopaedic museums in the world and the Prigov Foundation is exited to partake actively in the celebrations.
The Exhibition is open to the public from 2 February to 25 August 2019.