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Biography Andrew VELIKANOV
1954 - Born in Moscow.
He graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and the Moscow Polygraphic Institute (Faculty of graphics).
From 1990 to 1995 - in Germany.
Currently (1998) live and work in Moscow.
Since 1991 member of the Union of Berlin Artists (BBK Berlin).
Since 1995 - teaching activity in Moscow (graphic design studio and copyright video).
1995 - special recognition and scholarship EMARE-video festival Ostranenie (Bauhaus Dessau, Germany)
. 1998 - First prize of the festival network art DADANET, Moscow (in the category art project)
. 1998 - Grand Prix ART ON THE NET 98, Machida City Museum, Tokio
. 1999 - third prize of the festival network art DADANET, Moscow (in the category art project)
. see details
. : Http://velikanov.artinfo.ru:

Collections where works

Once produced material objects, but now think of it does not want. Now the product of my work is so ephemeral, that there is nothing to collect.
Also prefer to collect hectic victims and use them as material for the skillful creativity, instead of collecting my
. Participation in exhibitions and auctions

. Gallery Dead Chickens Warehouse, 1991, Berlin
. Gallery Invalidenstr, 31, 1992, Berlin
. "30 subjects from Russian history, Salon Doelberg, 1994, Berlin
. "By the day of victory", Gallery Aufsturz, 1995, Berlin


. "Swimming Moscow, 27.05.94, Moscow
. "The three-day war Budennyi" 31.03-2.04.95, Moscow
. "Red flag over the Reichstag, 8.05.95, Berlin
. "Ritual murder of Adolf Hitler", 11.05.95, Berlin, gallery Aufsturz
. "Some like it even hotter", XL-gallery, Moscow, December 1998
. Autobiographical notes
. When put your body in a virtual database of Russian artists, becoming a little uncomfortable
. After all, whatever you say, and you're like a butterfly on a pin prick. But in principle, I have nothing against. The man had long since started gazing into himself. It started gradually, . with varying success, . then Enlightenment announced an attack on the home front, a precise knowledge, . particularly, . Medicine, . a modern post-structuralism has brought the attack to the finish in the philosophical sense, . psychological and social,
. And we, the artists utilize a variety of subtle aesthetic and ethical views, have now finally finish off a miserable creature called Man.

Not so long ago there was a significant event, to which few people paid attention. Yes, talking about it, but somehow not enough, and absolutely did not pay attention to this fundamental fact. In 94-m, a Canadian citizen, Joseph Jernigan was subjected to a very unusual operation. First, he was executed by intravenous potent poison. Following the execution of his body frozen and cut on the laser-accurate slices of thickness 0.3 mm. Then these sections were scanned with high resolution and entered into the computer. The result was a virtual Adam - an anatomical guide for scientists, students and everyone interested, including artists. Jernigan he gave his body science, though he did not know what to do with him, but now, having got on the Internet, he became, in my opinion, canonized a saint of a new era, a new religion, a new civilization.

But it is not in this. The conversation is about the most steadfast man glaring at himself. You can gaze endlessly, revealing an increasingly deep levels and the smallest corpuscles, but someday come to an end! Someday dolbanet so that everything will fly upside down! But, in my opinion, has already blasted, go nowhere. And the new St. Joseph Jernigan - witness the.

The question arises, what to do in this situation hudozhnikuN can, of course, continue to ignore the changes occurring. You can not even notice that the art has died, and as a kind of aesthetic activity, and as an ethical, that is, we have in mind such modern creations, as conceptualism, radicalism, political and social art, and so on. What is scandalous action of the radical, crazy, when you can cut it into slices rights (and with his consent) and obtain the most interesting in all senses of graphic images available to any spectator

. What specifically I, . Andrew VelikanovuN Povostorgavshis some time fine slices of Joseph Jernigan (www.nlm.nih.gov / research / visible / photos.html) I dream about, . not my body, . but my soul will ever sawn in the finest virtual slices and students, . especially university students of humanitarian, . receive excellent tutorial,



Since I've criticized the critics, they are all as one, I agreed not to notice. So cite the opinion of me is not an art critic, and philologist.

"Art is dead. First, God is dead, then the art. It all has long been known, to talk about boring. Nevertheless, there are artists. Still exist. They are not extinct and disappeared from the face of the earth. They work (that is, they do) and even very intense. They are even becoming more and more. What they actually do, if art has long umerloN I do not understand. Velikanova too. I'm not curious, I'm not interested. And it is very. He goes to the Russian artists and asked. "The men, - he asks - what are you here zanimaetesN" Some lopochut something about the right of artists to the negative practices or quote Derrida. Other honestly admit: "We are working on." This is understandable. Who does not work, does not eat. They are nice people, they have a profession. They are engaged in producing goods for which they are passing off as art, and which Velikanov finds mysterious Russian soul. They are serious about their responsibilities. They are similar to factory directors (they are now in Russia are called managers). They love their products, and respect from other manufacturers and are involved in fierce competition. Their products are on display at the exhibition halls, are filmed, archived, and, eventually, recycled art critics. Products them - they will be.
... Suppliers of objects in Velikanova - this artist. He is making its Ready-Mades of artists.
... Velikanov loves mythology. He was pleased to compare himself with Oedipus. Oedipus was able to guess the riddles and saved Thebes from the plague. When Velikanov came to Thebes, he saw that in all dead. There was no one to save more. There was only one possibility - to resurrect the dead. Yorick become Lazarus. Velikanov arranged a public resurrection at the bottom of the drained basin. Previously there was the largest church in Russia. Stalin had ordered him to blow up. There Velikanov performed miracles. Then came to him faithful. They carried banners: "God with us!" and sang hymns: "Christ is risen from the dead, . death by death, . and those in grobeh bestowing life. "Perhaps, . they mixed with their Velikanova BogomN that they, . unaware, . God umerN I do not guess whether they, . what happens before their eyes on this "holy of all Russian" mesteN only way to conquer death - is death itself,
. How to revive a dead iskusstvoN made him the art of. Full circle.

Language of Linguistics - a language spoken by the language. Therefore, it is called metalanguage. You want to engage in language - please use metalanguage. It is known to every scholar and every baby. When people want to talk about art, writing articles. This is called art criticism. But when the art of making art to resurrect him from the dead, then it is not no art criticism. This is something like a miracle. This metaiskusstvo.

Velikanov, however, considers himself an artist. Perhaps out of habit. "Although he and the artist, not for this Russian is nothing sacred" ( "By the day of victory"). So it is, how long he remains an artist. But is it worth it to rise to metahudozhnika, he finds something sacred. Metaiskusstvo. Is it fair for the other Russian, I do not know. "

Nicholas Klimenyuk, "Holy Metaiskusstvo and giants, great and terrible" in the collection "Dystopia", 1996, the Foundation Bauhaus Dessau, Germany, pp. 52-55

. "30 subjects from Russian history, 1994, Berlin, Humboldt University Publishing House (Russian, German.)
. "Swimming Moscow, 1995, ibid
. "By the day of victory", 1995, ibid (in German)
. "By the day of victory", 1995, in the Festival catalog Ostranenie (German, English.)
. "Conversation with an Angel" in the journal "Sleipnir", 6, 1995, Berlin (German)
. "Harry, the Marquis de Sade and Peter the Great", in "artistic will", 1996, St. Petersburg
. "Time to write anti-Utopia", in "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" 29.06.1996
. "Dystopia", 1996, articles and essays, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Germany (Russian, German.)
. "Invented history" in the magazine "Via Regia" (Erfurt, Germany) Nr.4, 1997 (in German)
. "Ausgedachte Geschichten", in the journal "Sklaven" (Berlin), Nr.32/33, 1997 (German)
. "Begebenheit auf einem Bahnhof", in the journal "Sklaven" (Berlin), Nr.44/45, 1998 (German)

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