Work «Slaughter tent» for the «Closed fish exhibition. Reconstruction» is an homage to the work of Elena Elagina and Igor Makarevich. They, in 1990, reconstructed the «Closed Fish Exhibition» in accordance with the found catalog of the exhibition of 1935. In the original work of Elagina and Makarevich, a photograph, taken during the 1980 KD* action “Three darkness. N. Panitkov», was used. To reconstruct this work,
I reenacted the KD* action, and took a photo of the tent that was built during the reenactment.

  • — KD (Kollektivnye deystviya or Collective actions) is art-group, representatives of Moscow conceptualism
    (Participants of the reenactment: Ekaterina Gerasimenko, Yan Ginzburg, Kirill Mikhailin, Mikhail Nazarov, Yulia Ovchinnikova, Dmitry Khvorostov. Video documentation and editing: Yulia Ovchinnikova)
    More about reenactment:
    Link to video documentation of reenactment

More about the reenaktment: http://conceptualism.letov.ru/reenactment-Tri-temnoty-KD-13/index.html

Link to the video: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/4Wnh/aYdt1YK5j

Wood, ceramics, printed photography, 38x40x6 cm; Screen with video documentation of reenactment, 30x50cm
Wood, ceramics, printed photography, 38x40x6 cm
Exhibition view, ‘Closed Fish Exhibition. Reconstruction’, Voznesensky Center, 2020