29 Nov '13, 4pm

Russia’s art scene sees Louis Vuitton-branded mega structure in Red Square as a cultural critique

Russia’s art scene sees Louis Vuitton-branded mega structure in Red Square as a cultural critique

Russia’s intelligentsia and art scene saw something more profound than just the talk of corruption and incompetence that surrounded the incongruous object, however. Some have called the trunk an unintended contemporary art installation that depicts, with cutting precision, the essence of modern Russia. One commentator even suggested that it is worthy of the Kandinsky Prize, Russia’s largest and most prestigious contemporary art award. “If you think about it, the trunk is the best installation in the past year, the timeliest artistic statement about modern-day Russia, a reconsideration and resignification of a sacral space,” wrote Sergei Medvedev, a professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and columnist for the Russian edition of Forbes. “I propose that it be nominated for ‘Innovatsiya’ [Innovation, backed by Russia’s Culture Ministry] or the Kandinsky Prize,” ...

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