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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

PinchukArtCentre Diversifies Into Politporn?

Look what they put on display at PinchukArtCentre.

Meet Blue Noses, the Russian art duo of Alexander Shaburov and
Vyacheslav Mizin.

Enjoy more of their works.

Click here for the rest, featuring Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, George Bush and others.

It's unclear whether PinchukArtCentre actually displayed the above two masterpieces. If they did, they certainly injected a dose of self-deprecation into the traditionally decadent environment there.

Putting Bill Clinton in the mix would be an asset to the collection.

PinchukArtCentre © 2008. Фото: Сергей Ильин


Olha Pryymak said...

It;s awesome to see art criticism on your site. The fist picture although more tasteful looking is also a rip off. Such artists' commentary has place, but not in an art gallery.

Taras said...

Thank you for commenting, Olechko!

It’s good to hear from a true person of art!

I picked those pieces on political grounds. When I look at them, I can’t help but feel they reflect Pinchuk’s philosophy.

For a person who married himself into oligarchy — becoming the second-richest man in Europe’s second-poorest country, a rapidly depopulating one — it’s a natural taste.

What looked a bit unnatural to me was the “family photo” trend.

I only have one question: If they put Papa Kuchma in that hall of fame (didn’t they?), how could they forget Uncle Bill?

Ars longa, vita brevis:)