• Yuri Albert
  • Nikita Alexeev
  • Yuri Avvakumov
  • Konstantin Batynkov
  • Alexei Politov and Marina Belova
  • Alexander Brodsky
  • Alexei Buldakov
  • Olga Chernysheva
  • Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov
  • Andrei Filippov
  • Dmitri Gutov
  • AES+F Group
  • Alexei Kostroma
  • Julia Milner
  • MishMash project (Misha Leikin & Masha Sumnina)
  • Andrei Molodkin
  • Nikolai Polissky
  • Alexander Ponomarev
  • Sergei Shutov
  • Haim Sokol
  • Vladimir Tarasov
  • Rostan Tavasiev
  • Leonid Tishkov
SexLissitzky, 2007 
Video (DVD), 2 minutes, 7 seconds 
Courtesy of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
XXX Malevich, 2008 
Video (DVD), 3 minutes, 51 seconds 
Courtesy of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

SexLissitzky, 2007
Video (DVD), 2 minutes, 7 seconds
Courtesy of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Alexei Buldakov

About works

'Agitation' or 'agit-prop' is the process of disseminating an idea to influence the consciousness, mood and social activity of the masses. 'Agitation' in a broader sense refers to a state of excitement or alarm. In the narrowest sense the Latin word 'agitatio' means 'setting in motion'. All three definitions of 'agitation' come to life in Alexei Buldakov's animations 'Sex Lissitzky' and 'XXX Malevich'.

The artist takes El Lissitzky's agit-prop poster 'Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge' and agitates it to produce an animated version of the poster, setting the simplest geometric figures in motion and thereby disturbing and even alarming the viewer: the interpenetrating Suprematist forms move in imitation of sexual intercourse, accompanied by porn video sound effects.
What does Buldakov animate? Certainly more than just lithographic rectangles and circles. Buldakov animates provocation, challenge, scandal – essential characteristics of the Avant-Garde as a whole, and El Lissitzky in particular.

Rodion Trofimchenko


Alexei Buldakov
1980 born in Kostroma
2003 graduated from the Social Anthropology Department in Russian State Humanitarian University
Lives and works in Moscow.

Selected personal exhibitions:
2008 After the Falling (series of etudes). Art-Veretievo, Moscow, Russia
Mute. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2007 Crash Test. XL gallery, Moscow, Russia
The Cars. Typography Original, Moscow, Russia
2006 Re-Action. Play Gallery for Still and Motion Picture, Berlin, Germany
2005 Radek Invasion. Prometeo (Associazione Culturale per l’Arte Contemporanea), Lucca, Italy

Selected group exhibitions:
2008 Young, Aggressive. Musashino Art University Museum and Library, Tokyo, Japan
2007 On Geekdom. Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Progressive Nostalgia. Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Disobedience. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Antrepo №3. 10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
2006 Waking up. Galerie Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux, France
2005 Disobedience. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Collective creativity. Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Multitudinario. Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
Prague Biennial 2. Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
2004 Na Kurort! Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
Controlled Democracy. White Space Gallery, London, England
Beautiful Banners. National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2002 Snow girl. Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
MANIFESTA 4. Frankfurt/M, Germany
100 % Vision. Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Pop/Art. The Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Davai! Russian Art Now. Postfuhrampt, Berlin, Germany; Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna, Austria

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