Imprints: Berlin, Kyiv, Wrocław, Moscow

by Helena Kernan

Artem

Artem Loskutov is a performance artist and activist from Novosibirsk, Russia. He graduated from Novosibirsk State Technical University and has been a member of several artist collectives. He is the creator of Monstratsia, an annual public march on May Day in Novosibirsk where participants comment on contemporary political and social realities via seemingly absurd slogans and banners. Since its inception in 2004, Monstratsia has become a nationwide phenomenon. His latest work, created in the aftermath of brutal police repression of protesters in Moscow, uses a police truncheon dipped in the colours of the Russian flag to mark concrete slabs.

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    This is a leg of a model from an exhibition on level -2 of the Ritz Hotel on Tverskaya Street in Moscow. It looks like it’s for sale.

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    These are my paintings. The series and the method are both called „Dubinopis’’ (truncheon-painting). I hit the canvas with a rubber truncheon, a technique I invented this summer.

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    These are my paintings. The series and the method are both called „Dubinopis’’ (truncheon-painting). I hit the canvas with a rubber truncheon, a technique I invented this summer.

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    These are my paintings. The series and the method are both called „Dubinopis’’ (truncheon-painting). I hit the canvas with a rubber truncheon, a technique I invented this summer.

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    I saw this person at a rave and immediately knew she had to be part of the series. The shiny, flickering things on the film were unintentional, but there are apples!

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    This is Amalia, my muse.

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    It’s morning, and we’re leaving a rave party. ‘Mutabor’ is a club in a former factory, it opened in May and the police haven't shown up there yet.

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    A dark house on the way to a techno party.

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    The main cathedral of the Russian armed forces. If you look closely, you can see a number which you can text to donate money for construction of the building.

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    Look what’s happening in the area where I live. (“Mustafa kebab, famous doner from Berlin.”)

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    I feel like I screwed up the film.

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