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The New Artists • Новые художники

Leningrad, Sverdlov House of Culture, 22-25 April 1988



Performance New Composers

The main point of the programme accompanying the New Artists exhibition took place on the afternoon of the 24th of April at 4 p.m. It was announced as “A creative meeting with artists, musicians, cinematographers and writers” (творческая встреча с художниками, музыкантами, кинематографистами, литераторами).

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov’s pictures document the stage performance of New Composers Valery Alakhov (Валерий Алахов) and Igor Verichev (Игорь Веричев) and of some of their friends: Alexey Kushnarenko (Алексей Кушнаренко), Viktor Krasnikov (Виктор Красиков), Lena Bogdanova (Nika Богданова – Ника), and Igor Smirnov (Sten) (Игорь Смирнов – Стен). Also documented are Yuris Lesnik (Юрис Лесник), Timur Novikov, Marina "Dlinnaya" and Evgenij Kozlov himself.

Here is how Alexey Kushnarenko remembers the performance (February 2020):

    The first electronic music festival in the USSR was held in 1988 in Vilnius. Among the other projects there was a side project of the New Composers called Science Fiction Club which later became widely developed and gave impetus to the project of the same name officially working from 1988 to 1992 in the Star Hall, Planetarium. Space costumes for the performance at the festival were kindly provided by the Théâtre Licedei. The program of the performance consisted of an original New Composers’ soundtrack and an impromptu dance performance, which included elements of body movements typical for the Leningrad underground scene of the 80s. This performance was repeated the same year at the New Artists exhibition at the House of Culture of the Sverdlov Leningrad Machine-tool Production Association (LSPO), Leningrad.


On stage, a large screen was set up for a 16 mm film projector. Pictures BO54 and BO55 show kostya goldtv (Kostya Mitenev) checking the position of the film between the reels and the machine. In his private message from 3 March, 2020, Mitenev explained that he showed his film “Сторонники Ольфа” (Storonniki Ol’fa, The Followers of Olf), Mitenev’s co-production with Nekrorealist Evgeny Kondratev (Debil) and New Artist Inal Savchenkov. The film, lasting 9 minutes, is from 1987 (with a digital copy in the New York archive of independent cinema). Other participants were Oleg Kotelnikov, Alexander Ovchinnikov, Oleg Maslov, Anastasia Mikhailovskaia, Olga Sergeeva, Kamentskaia and members of the Club 81 (Mitia Volchek, Arkadiy Dragomoshenko), plus some others whose names were lost:
    "Сторонники Ольфа"
     1987 год, 9 мин.,16мм (советская камера Киев) 
    Автор: Костя Митенёв (теперь kostя goldtv)

    в соавторстве с Евгением Кондратьевым и Иналом Савченковым, при участии Олега Котельникова, Александра Овчинникова, Олега Маслова, Анастасии Михайловской, Ольги Сергеевой, Каменецкой, клуба 81 ( Митя Волчек, Аркадий Драгомощенко) и нескольких героев  80-х, чьи имена утрачены,но, надеемся, будут со временем найдены..

Also according to kostya goldtv, film-maker and artist Evgeny Yufit showed his experimental short films “Санитары-оборотни” (Sanitary-oborotni, Werewolf Orderlies, “Mzhalalafilm” – Yufit’s studio –, 1984)  and "Лесорубы" (Woodcutter, Mzhalalafilm,1985). Yufit, the founder of “Necrorealism” is mentioned in the lineup of artists both in the poster and in Novikov’s list, but not in the booklet. Apparently, he did not show his paintings at the exhibition, but presented only his films.



All pictures on this page are from (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov‘s archive.

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO11 Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Igor Verichev
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Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Igor Verichev



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO21 Igor Verichev with a calculator and other technical equipment for the performance. On the right: Rudik from Moscow.
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Igor Verichev with a calculator and other technical equipment for the performance.
On the right: Rudik from Moscow.



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO35 Igor Verichev and Valery Alakhov
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Igor Verichev and Valery Alakhov



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO41
BO41



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO42 Igor Verichev, Igor Smirnov (Sten)
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Igor Verichev, Igor Smirnov (Sten)



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO43 Igor Verichev, Valery Alakhov, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Alexey Kushnarenko
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Igor Verichev, Valery Alakhov, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Alexey Kushnarenko



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO44 Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Igor Smirnov (Sten), Alexey Kushnarenko
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Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Igor Smirnov (Sten), Alexey Kushnarenko



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO45 Igor Smirnov (Sten), Valery Alakhov
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Igor Smirnov (Sten), Valery Alakhov



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO46 Igor Verichev, Igor Smirnov (Sten), Valery Alakhov, Elena Bogdanova (Nika)
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Igor Verichev, Igor Smirnov (Sten), Valery Alakhov, Elena Bogdanova (Nika)



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO51 Igor Verichev, Valery Alakhov, Alexey Kushnarenko
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Igor Verichev, Valery Alakhov, Alexey Kushnarenko



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO52 Igor Verichev, Valery Alakhov. In the background: Igor Smirnov (Sten)
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Igor Verichev, Valery Alakhov. In the background: Igor Smirnov (Sten)



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO53 Audience
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Audience



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO54 Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev, Behind the film projector: Kostya Mitenev
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Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev
Behind the film projector: Kostya Mitenev



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO55 Valery Alakhov,Igor Verichev, Behind the film projector: Kostya Mitenev
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Valery Alakhov,Igor Verichev
Behind the film projector: Kostya Mitenev



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BO56 Igor Smirnov (Sten), Viktor Krasnikov, Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev
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Igor Smirnov (Sten), Viktor Krasnikov, Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP11 Yuris Lesnik, Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev
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Yuris Lesnik, Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP12 Igor Verichev
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Igor Verichev



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov Igor  from the album "It's the Fashion 1984-1990" Painted vintage print, collage, 1988
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Igor
from the album "It's the Fashion 1984-1990"
Painted vintage print, collage, 1988



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP13 Valery Alakhov, Yuris Lesnik, Alexey Kushnarenko
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Valery Alakhov, Yuris Lesnik, Alexey Kushnarenko



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP14 Igor Verichev
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Igor Verichev



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP15 Valery Alakhov
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Valery Alakhov



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP16 Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev, Alexey Kushnarenko, Marina "Dlinnaya"
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Valery Alakhov, Igor Verichev, Alexey Kushnarenko, Marina "Dlinnaya"



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP12 Igor Verichev, Alexey Kushnarenko, Marina "Dlinnaya", Valery Alakhov
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Igor Verichev, Alexey Kushnarenko, Marina "Dlinnaya", Valery Alakhov



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP33 Timur Novikov, Viktor Krasnikov, Valery Alakhov, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Igor Verichev (standing behind E. Kozlov), Yuris Lesnik, Alexey Kushnarenko
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Timur Novikov, Viktor Krasnikov, Valery Alakhov, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Igor Verichev (standing behind E. Kozlov), Yuris Lesnik, Alexey Kushnarenko



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Sverdlov House of Culture, 1988 – BP36 Viktor Krasnikov, Alexey Kushnarenko, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Marina "Dlinnaya" Igor Verichev, Yuris Lesnik, Igor Smirnov (Sten)
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Viktor Krasnikov, Alexey Kushnarenko, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Marina "Dlinnaya" Igor Verichev, Yuris Lesnik, Igor Smirnov (Sten)



Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Reconstructing the exhibition
Page 3: The display of works
Page 4: Performance New Composers
Page 5: Conclusions
Page 6: Exhibition catalogue (booklet)
Page 7: April Pioneers (article from 2001)
Page 8: (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov‘s works


Uploaded 5 February 2020
Last updated 4 March 2020