THIS IS THE END OF POSTMODERNISM
CONCEPTION OF IGOR BASKIN
1. THE BASE CONCEPTION
personality of the artist is the main content of any piece of art
any piece of art is no more and no less then projection of creator's personality into the artistic form
special characteristics of artist's personality is the most important content, the main and the only value of any phenomena of art, which whenever existed
personality of the artist is phenomena of art as itself, completely structured pole-positive the ready made self-developing object, ready-exist artistic content, the only special form, self-recreated mechanism
mission of an artist in world is sincere and adequate self-expression
technique of fulfillment is changed to technique of self-expression
an artist - is an universal creative structure and ready form
2. NAME AND CREATION - MATERIAL AND IDEAL.
PERSONIFICATION OF THE NAME.
among the all creations of an artist only the name won't be distracted
because only the name is really ideal
the name is more then creation
the name is more then an artist
own name is going to become the NAME as itself
the name, as an ideal substance, lives, gets and lose qualities, while a public mind exist
"A name and a creation. Material and ideal."
three slogans of the program
1) Artist's name - is the main and the only creation of the life
2) The name Igor Baskin - is the art's object, which owns aesthetic, physical and metaphysical qualities.
3) The ideal aim of the program is the personification of being, or an absolute idea.
PROGRAM OF PERSONIFICATION
sometimes I do things which in advance I don't understand myself I'm sorry, it is really a pity, but it is much more better then to make things which I can't understand at all
I guess that I already is not a postmodern artist, not to see that I use languages worked out during of postmodern xperience. However, now I don't much care how to name what I do.
I just prefer to work. I do everything I take worth, everything I like, everything that tell me my sense, my emotions, my intuition, my intellect. I'm looking new forms of self-expression, and in this way not to refuse myself to use any forms of "old" traditional art if I fell like it, if I own it, and if I have it in my baggage. Experiments with different forms took me a lot time when I was younger, and very good enriched my artistic experience, but now, I'm able not to pay much special attention for form-creation, forms are appearing almost in the same time with content, and idea are appearing at once with form. I'm working with spaces and don't see any difference between physical space, mind space of concrete person or public mind space. The " word of things " exist only in the mind, the same like abstract intellectual construction. Relationship between thing an image, between image and symbol, symbol and idea, same real like relationship between ill caw, public mind, administrative orders, and vegetarian hamburger. I take thing and hear the song. Border between art and life very symbolic, you only need to take the life and put into the form. You only need to take the form and put it into the life. Very simple program. Nothing clear.
PLANING AND SPONTANEOUS ACTIVITIES,
FORMCREATION IN AREA OF PHYSICAL, AESTETIC, AND PUBLIC MIND SPACES.
Performance, interactive actions, people relations, work in progress, conceptual projects, media projects, poor english, curator's projects, vodka + oranje 1/4 with ice, photo, video, installations, painting. Come out the panting, but don't leave anything.
(text and music of Igor Baskin)