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  • YA morning star

    Yuri Avvakumov. Red Galley. 1989

    £1,833.33

    Yuri Avvakumov is a founding member and theorist-in-chief of a group of Russian conceptual artists called the ‘Paper Architects’. This group graduated from the Moscow Architecture Institute in the early 1980s and, frustrated by the conservatism of their profession in Russia and the shortage of funds for new building, they turned instead to entering competitions sponsored by western and Japanese architectural journals, where their fantastic and unrealiseable schemes won them international acclaim. The term ‘Paper Architecture’ was a derogatory one applied to the unrealistic dreams of the revolutionary avant-garde of the early twentieth century. Red Galley – functions as an agitprop wagon too – is a galley for 40 oarsmen and one lookout/helmsman. Each seat provided with an oar, and each oar passes through the construction of the wagon wall. When oarsmen begin rowing in concert (on command), the galley begin to swing inside the wagon, thus turning into a menacing battering ram. 



  • P1010800

    Yuri Avvakumov. Tribune for a Leninist. 1988-1993

    £1,500.00

    Yuri Avvakumov is a founding member and theorist-in-chief of a group of Russian conceptual artists called the ‘Paper Architects’. This group graduated from the Moscow Architecture Institute in the early 1980s and, frustrated by the conservatism of their profession in Russia and the shortage of funds for new building, they turned instead to entering competitions sponsored by western and Japanese architectural journals, where their fantastic and unrealiseable schemes won them international acclaim. The term ‘Paper Architecture’ was a derogatory one applied to the unrealistic dreams of the revolutionary avant-garde of the early twentieth century. Tribune for a Leninist – up-to-date reconstruction/modernization of the Lenin’s Tribune (El Lissitzky, 1924). Instead of a personal elevator there is more dynamic (and democratic) stairway.

     



  • YAproletarium print

    Yuri Avvakumov. Worker and Farmer International. 1990-95

    £1,500.00

    Yuri Avvakumov is a founding member and theorist-in-chief of a group of Russian conceptual artists called the ‘Paper Architects’. This group graduated from the Moscow Architecture Institute in the early 1980s and, frustrated by the conservatism of their profession in Russia and the shortage of funds for new building, they turned instead to entering competitions sponsored by western and Japanese architectural journals, where their fantastic and unrealiseable schemes won them international acclaim. The term ‘Paper Architecture’ was a derogatory one applied to the unrealistic dreams of the revolutionary avant-garde of the early twentieth century. Worker and Farmer International – homage to Vera Mukhina – a sculpture within a structure (or vice versa), the skeleton of the famed Soviet monument within the Monument for the III-rd International, constructivism within socialist realism (and vice versa). Object of the permanent reconstruction. 



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