Ian Ginsburg: Sovpis

Ian Ginsburg’s exhibition “Sovpis” is a continuation of a series of his projects dedicated to Joseph Ginsburg, a writer and nonconformist artist . Appealing to Joseph’s biography and art, Ian makes a new focus on various aspects of Soviet and post-Soviet culture. As starting point for the exhibition “Sovpis” Ian took the following episode: in 1974 Joseph sent copies of his compilation of aphorisms to addresses of Soviet writers he found in the directory. After a while he phoned all of his addressees to gather and publish their opinions, which were puzzled, sympathetic, frightened, moralistic, enthusiastic and mocking. These records, as the aphorisms themselves, have never been published before, and now you have a chance to see it in the exhibition.