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Reconstruction of the Word

Contemporary art, 18.10.2020

Description of the artwork «Reconstruction of the Word»

The first letter of the Greek alphabet ἄλφα is depicted with a finger on a leaf covered with ash. At the heart of the ashes are numerous burnt fragments of the great works of world literature in their original language, including the Mahabharata, the Old Testament, the Iliad, Ovid's Metamorphoses, the New Testament, the Elder Edda, Dante's Divine Comedy, Shakespeare's Hamlet, poetry by J. Donne, Paradise Lost by J. Milton, Confessions by Rousseau, Faust by Goethe, Heinrich von Ofterdingen by Novalis, lyrics by Byron, Pushkin and Lermontov, Madame Bovary by Flaubert, The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, War and Peace "by Tolstoy, the poetry of symbolism and the avant-garde," Ulysses "by Joyce," The Metamorphosis "by Kafka," Waiting for Godot "by Beckett," The Name of the Rose "by Eko," Moscow - Petushki "by Erofeev," Chapaev and Emptiness "by Pelevin, the verse by Prigov and etc.
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Art form: Contemporary art

Style of art: Conceptualism

Materials: Paper

Date of creation: 18.10.2020

Location: Vranin