On the sources and currents of Chto Delat collective

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On the sources and currents of Chto Delat collective Lyuda Gallery, Saint Petersburg 13-21.03.2015


This first solo-show of collective Chto Delat in Petersburg is organized as a double time-line reflecting last 12 years of the existence of our collective. The negative one which presents a different events influenced our life and work in a bad way. This line is visualized in a form of accumulation of different shaped tombstones. And positive one – the accumulation of inspiring things and events. This line is organized as a display of various objects which obviously used for storing different types of liquids (water, sperm, milk, spirits etc.) and all of them are connected by pipes. The tombstones are located on the floor, “the liquid system” is hang above then according the dates. The space between them is pasted chaotically with posters from the series of Chto Delat graphic work “poster’ time-line” This display was created with the idea to question the gallery context which is self-organized platform created for the representation of artistic communities outside Saint-Petersburg. How Chto Delat is related to it?

Об источниках и составных частях

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политизация вовлеченная автономия

Тони Н егри

Ex-argentina RADEK

ДАР

Барак обама

социальный форум группа CAT

реализм

майдан

труд

КоллеКТивноСТь

множества

Олейников резко влюбляется и меняет жизнь

трагедия

репрезентация

партизаны

театр

Pussy Riot

польза

соучастники

Окупай Уолл Стрит

мигрант

БиБлиотека

жить политически

борьба

Общее

Башня Газпрома

животные

химки

1968

ДевочКа волчоК жуРнАл жуРнАлов журнал журналов

рождение Аси Марфе 5 лет

революция

БАСТА

потенциальность

Kritic & Praxis

диалектика

уличный универ

АКТуАлиЗАЦиЯ

сообщество

сопротивление

дрейф

зонгшпиль перестройка

БеРТольД БРехТ

танго

любовь

FACE BOOK Догвиль

самоавангард образование

нарвская застава психогеография

возвышенное

зомби

Миф

школа

анГел

наблюдатели

роза люксембург

монументальность память

? катастрофа биеннале

в Сан Пауло

Олейников резко влюбляется и меняет жизнь

активисткий клуБ

забастовка на Форде марш несогласных

Олейников и Тимофеева переезжают в Питер. Рифф возвращается в Берлин

Память Тела Горизонты реального

Sweet dreams are made of this

Новые Тупые Feza projects Фасбиндер

2003

мертвые

звуки россии

майский конгресс

тайм-лайн

майдан

чудо

арабская весна

материнство

дружба

Окупай Абай

2005

2004

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Украина

Сгоревшие

Pussy Riot

Манифеста

биеннале в берлине

Крым наш

6ое Мая

2002 Тимур Новиков умер

Беслан

не традиционный сэкс

Снова Путин

Патриарх

Тео ван Гог Цунами

ZOOлетие Петербурга «осторожно, религия!»

«Запретное искусство — 2006» Политковская

тюрьма абу-Грейб

вторжение в Ирак

Биенале в Москве Тимур Качарава

Кандопога Карикатуры

Лукашенко

Кризис

Бронзовый солдат

Грузия

выставка веРЮ!

Премия К. Беляеву Г.

«Гутов/осмоловский» срач

выборы

ГАЗ

Химский Лес

Центр Э

Манежка

Маркелов и бабурова

Цапки

Лоскутов

боинг Лампедуза иностранные агенты оскорбление чувств иГиЛ

фальсификация Ливия брейвик Сирия

Time-line sketch from the newspaper

In our home town one can often hear that our collective has no relations to the city and more belongs to international circulation and creation of artistic production. Is it true? With this show and series of discussions, and the work of our School of Engaged Art we wanted to claim that our activity not simply inspired by the history of art and current political situation in Petersburg and Russia but has a strong local genealogy. That’s why we name it “On the origins and currents of Chto Delat collective” The exhibition starts symbolically with a giant red dress realized by Gluklya and every visitor enter the exhibition space from inside the hemline and then can trace the developments of the whole decade of the work of collective. The important part of the show was the old video work realized by Tsaplya and Dmitry

Vilensky “Piter out of control” in 2001. This piece done with the fake surveillance camera documented the life of Saint Petersburg art community shortly before it completely falled apart and mark the moment which run into the establishing the Chto Delat. The important part of the show became the publication of the newspaper Chto Delat under the same title in which all members of collective were trying to analyze their own vision of the intellectual, political and aesthetic origins of our getting together and reflect a certain currents in our development and disagreements. The publication was published just in Russian and till now is not translated.


2003: Ex-argentina; RADEK; FACE BOOK; Dogville; Gift; Labour, Multitude, Friendship; Politization; Engaged Autonomy

2006: Self-education, Bertolt Brecht; Realism

2004: Narvskaya Zastava, Psychoge Revolution; Maidan; Resistance; Cat g

2007: Avant-gardes; Obama; A Motherhood; Workers Strike at F


eography, Love; Drift; group

Actualisation; Potentiality; Journal of Journals; Ford; The marches of the disagreed

2005: Social Forum; Tango; Community; Kritic & Praxis; Maidan; Collectivity

Marvvpha (Gluklya’s daughter) got 5; Asya (Tsaplya’s and Dmitry daughter is born); Oleynikov suddenly fall in love and changes his life

2008: Songspiel; Perestroika; The Street-Univercity; Basta; 1968; Wolf-girl




2009: Dialectic; Partisans; The Use; Living politically; Commons; Animals; Time-line; Activist Club

2012: Occupy Abay; Myth; Roza Luxemburg; May Congress; Artleaks;

Oleynikov suddenly fall in love and changes his life

2010: Tragedy; Theater; Acco

Struggle; Gazprom Tower; Khim

2013: Sublime; The School; Miracle; Fish


omplices; Migrant; mki

2011: Representation, Pussy Riot, Occupy, Library; Sounds of Russia; Arab Spring; May Congress; Observers

2014: Zombie; Angel; Maidan; Deads; Monumentality;

Memory; Catastrophe; Oxana Timopheeva and Nikolay Oleynikov moves to Petersburg, David Riff returns to Berlin





School of Engaged art seminars, lectures, discussions, screenings, reading room





School of Engaged art Victor Misiano runs seminar


Performance by Nina Gasteva and Mikhail Ivanov The Newspaper



Chto Delat collective (from left to the right): Nikolay Oleynikov; Nna Gasteva, Tsaplya Olga Egorova, Gluklya Natalya Pershina; Alexander Skidan, Oxana Nimopheeva, Artyom Magun, Dmitry Vilensky (sitting)