Segay and Nikonova in 2011. Archive August Sigov

 

Serge Segay

Сигов, Сергей Всеволодович

Philologist, poet, visual artist

Born Murmansk, 19 March 1947

Died Kiel, 21 September 2014

Rea Nikonova

Таршис, Анна Александровна

Musician, performance artist, graphic artist

Born Eisk, 25 June 1942

Died Kiel, 10 February 2014

 

Segay studied 1965-1968 philology at the Pedagogical Institute at Rostov-on-the-Don. In the second half of the 1960s he and his wife Ry Nikonova were involved in the Futurodadaist movement in Eisk. The couple started to self-publish their literary and graphic works that were strongly influenced by the artist of the Russian avant-garde like Khruchenykh.

 

Nikonova graduated 1961 from the Sverdlovsk Musical College. She married the philologist and artist Serge Segay and both organized and published the avant-garde magazines Nomer in 1965, Transponance in 1979, and Double in 1991. Both specialized in visual poetry. They are famous for their pictographic poems, unique in the Russian literature. Since 1998 The artists live in Kiel, Germany.

PART 1

UNIQUE BOOKWORK

 

PART 2

BOOKWORK IN EDITIONS

PART 3

CONTRIBUTIONS

 

PART 4

REFERENCES