Viktor Goppe

(1962 - )               [



Lev Rubinshtein



Moscow: Goppe, 2008

190 x 375 mm. 20 pages 

Edition: 10. Copy nr. 3/10 signed by the author.




The poet Lev Rubinshtein (born 1941) is one of the founders of Moscow Conceptualism. During the 19760s and 1970s he developed his minimal poetry using index cards that were circulating throughout Moscow. The Kommunalka, the communal quarter, where people were forced to live close together, was nearly always a source for irritations. For this story Rubinshtein did not use verses but short sentences in prose to depict the reality in which the inhabitants had to comply to a multitude of rules and requirements. In his use of a comic-like set of illustrations combined with original photos from the period, Goppe fuses reality with artistic interpretation, just as Rubinshtein did in his poetry.


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