Dusty Phrases / Пыльные фразы
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. M00032).
Anatoly Osmolovsky's Dusty Phrases consists of 21 slogans — critical or exclamatory statements made from dust that was taken from vacuum cleaner bags, which he used to ‘write’ on the wall using a set of cut-out letters and glue. The slogans, oddly, are installed at ankle’s height, and snake around the walls of the museum to form a series of polemical utterances, varying from the outright political to more speculative reflections on the place of art and the position of the artist in contemporary society: “each intellectual participates in the revolting pursuit of prestige and cannot but feel pangs of conscience”; “terror is not representative (real terrorists who got into conflict with the law always work in illegality; for perfectly understandable reasons, they hide their faces)”. Two other examples suggest that “Chaos and lack of motivation could become the basis of a new moral position”, and that “the world of today has arrived at a stage of the overproduction of everything: ideas, fashions, murders, hunger, consumption, products, sex, etc.”
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Anatoly Osmolovsky, Dusty Phrases, 2003 (installation view, EURASIA – A Landscape of Mutability, October 8, 2021 — January 23, 2022, M HKA)
Anatoly Osmolovsky, Dusty Phrases, 2003 (installation view, Horizons of Reality, March 15 — June 1, 2003, M HKA)
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Meeting Points 7 – Ten Th...
25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014.
Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival aimed at the contextualised presentation of art from the Arab world, organis
Horizons of Reality
15 March 2003 - 01 June 2003.
‘Horizons of reality’ as the title of an exhibition evokes visions of a splendid view of reality, of various perspectives of reality, of seem
EURASIA − A Landscape of ...
08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022.
Alighiero Boetti, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Babi Badalov, Basir Mahmood, C. K. Rajan, Cevdet Erek, Damian Le Bas, Deimantas Narkevičius, Elena Voro
Paweł Althamer and Anatol...
30 May 2013 - 24 November 2013.
V-A-C Foundation, a not-for-profit Moscow-based institution committed to the international presentation, production and development of Russia
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Panamarenko, Jan Fabre, Vaast Colson, James Lee Byars, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Filliou, Jacques Lizène, Andrei Monastyrski, Hamlet Hovsepi
EURASIA − A Landscape of ...
EURASIA – A Landscape of Mutability 08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022 Alighiero Boetti, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Babi Badalov, Basir Mahmood,
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decades M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe after 19