Prigov, Dmitry Aleksandrovich

▪ 2008

      Russian poet and artist

born Nov. 5, 1940, Moscow, U.S.S.R.

died July 16, 2007, Moscow, Russia
was a leading member of the Russian artistic avant-garde and of the Moscow conceptualism movement in the 1970s and '80s. His texts subverted Socialist Realism, and most were parts of thematic cycles. Prigov's work was published underground (as samizdat) in the Soviet Union and openly abroad for years, but his first verse collection was not officially published in his home country until 1990. In addition to more than 30,000 poems, he wrote plays and essays. Seeking to abolish the border between genres, he also combined words and visual actions to create installations as well as performance and video art. Prigov won many awards, among them the 1993 Pushkin Prize.

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