Chaotic Notes — Dmitry Gutov
Past: May 21 → July 3, 2010
Dmitry Gutov is one of the most emblematic and mysterious personalities of the Moscow art scene. Over the last ten years he has missed none of the international art events with Russian participation : not the 2002 Sao Paolo Biennial, nor the Berlin-Moscow exhibition in Martin-Gropius-Bau in 2003; not the Venice Biennial in 2007, nor Documenta-12; not the third Contemporary Art Biennial in Moscow in 2009, nor the exhibition which just opened its doors in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
Gutov is a romantic fascinated by metaphysics and an inveterate partisan of leftist discourse. In the early nineteen-nineties, Gutov, a philosopher and art historian, founded an artistic and philosophical seminar that is still active today; at the centre of his interests figured the study of the work of the Marxist critic Mikhail Lifchitz. Lifchitz came to attention in the twenties during the flowering of the Russian avant-garde and never ceased revising Marxist teaching under Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev. Gutov consecrated a brilliant documentary to him and to the history of Russia. As an artist, theoretician Gutov works in all media: He constructs global installations in natural settings, paints, sculpts, takes photographs, shoots video, etc…
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