IGOR LUTZ – VADIM ZAKHAROV  1978 – 1980

From 1978 to 1980, I worked together with Igor Lutz. We began working on the development of a theme that we called “functioning in culture”. This idea encompassed many aspects. One of them was the almost unnoticeable parody of the social system, but most importantly, also of the Sots-art style, which the artists Komar and Melamid had invented in 1972. As Sots-art adopted an ironic attitude both in relation to our Socialist reality and towards American Pop Art simultaneously, our undertakings you might rather describe as a parody of irony. Also I can call them “invisible political action”. (Vadim Zakharov)

 

 

“TYPOLOGY OF SOVIET GESTURES”, 1978-79

 

 

“Courses of GTO”, 1978-79

(GTO – ready for labour and defence of the USSR)

 

 

“Patrol of the Moscow's river”, 1978-79

 

 

“Street sweeping”, 1978-79

 

 

“Tree planting”, 1978-79