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talk about are. called one of those. who become a legend. his paintings can be found in top museums around the world his sculptures become landmarks in. london new york san francisco and of course moscow and st petersburg there's also a producer a filmmaker and what my guest. is. a legend. he's explosive. one of the most acclaimed contemporary
russian. she was expelled from the art school. she was expelled from school for failing to conform to social norms. she was subjected to. a logical. first. the return of the work to russia began with the first exhibition there since he. continued to work in russia. political repressions and. st petersburg to the. national museums.
today. mr xi thanks for coming to our program. walk down memory lane and. we all know that you were expelled from the soviet union the nine hundred seventy one. of the citizenship. what was your reason for expelling your from the country. since i was not one of the chosen people. was quite a complicated one. i was arrested and then taken to the kind of state security for a so-called chatter that. explained to me that i had three options. first option which if it was to go to a man to asylum where i spent half a year. no it was the office of clinic u.s.
which was an experimental clinic actually one of the most horrible wants as it was under the jurisdiction of the state security services. they tested new psychotropic medication on us. did help. my mom hadn't gotten out on bail as a disabled i think i would have spent three years there she was told that she should be expecting her son back no sooner than three years later and he says he would actually i wouldn't have the honor of talking to you today b.c. of the usually people left that place in a state of dead had to go straight into the hospital for people with chronic diseases. who would it if you when you took those medications know if you're well it's not that we actually took them it was different all the time and i was in an almost twilight state when they said various experiments for example they would who'd had films on my head and shout out the names of western artists which with gross mistakes. instead of picasso for example they would say because.
my sense of humor help me i mean conscious. so they would shine the names together with things like modeling the land followed by a bride it flashes of light i was seated in front of a huge color screen with some stripes moving on it in different ways. there could be complete darkness and then suddenly the screen would burst with right if such were some of the experiments. to me don't you think there's something like that yes minutes while when i got to france my friends advised me not to watch that movie because they knew my story though when i did watch it i found many similarities. so basically if they wanted to see creepy over your personality and your intellect . you see they try to catch us i mean the young people and to help us stick to the truth cough they first tried to crush us in certain
organizations and read us. but them when they saw that you didn't give in a psychiatrist would give a cue if. the kid should be considered as if you were to version two was to transfer. your denial of socialist thrillers or something else you weren't a dissident that's such right but i have always protested against being called a dissident you know no it wasn't like that i don't like it when someone says that she can is a dissident dissenting i was actually involved in very simple things like studying russian icons but it was considered as interest in mysticism though it was also into gruen of all there was a book called matches group written by an author from the german democratic republic at those it was a very distressing fascination i don't know if you know anything about the books but she writes a lot about crucifixion it to me using a very expressive catechism etc the main crime was my interest in
a rented. says on sicily was considered a crime yeah even if you were interested in impressionist because they praise the buddha ideology moreover he really want to. make it a pain to the naked and gay people so when you were expelled from the soviet union nine hundred seventy one. before we start talking about. the socialist liberalism that you basically denied as you were do you sanction your soviet union which is now becoming very trying to special in the west words fashionable in moscow and actual in russia people a lot that kind of warred that styles. doesn't it make you said. you see i have never been opposed to socialist realism. on the contrary when perestroika began the small knowing the russian nature i was one of the first to
write a letter to the ministry of culture warning them against bringing down the monuments all over russia and suggested preserving the ones that are made by some real lost as. like any. tomsky as works of ott. so if you know that people started to smash down stalley monuments and monuments of a different political leaders. but those were done by some real. i actually seriously defend the school of socialist realism. because i had teachers like an amazing illustrator it was illustrations. it was so good the truman rely on to come with him. the teacher was you know she was an amazing theatrical must. have always admired for. me so i think what happened back then was
a big mistake. russia is known for its extreme decisions. but if you saw the it union collapsed it was tragically what happened too quickly. and immediately everything that it was connected with it was declared very bad. well on the other hand it's well deserved when it's. people also destroyed all the. destroyed tortures. that's what they call gems you know it's in the old world. that's why i suggested not to denounce it so quickly because those sculptures were true masters of the school of socialist realism. if you can't decide special order things which are clearly trouble again. the school of socialist realism world even if the world doesn't you know about it yet greet a number of truly great. britain russia has all the rise to be proud of that.
parody on that school like a world of meet a lot of and sort of. for instance in the distorted linnean hugging mickey mouse and the marilyn monroe kissing stalin. or an almost pornographic piece by comrade unlimited stalin on the top of a naked lenin was little girls there as well. it's a mess to take off what was going on. on the one hand it might be needed but it really has nothing to do with the serious school of socialist realism in. your story with a few thousand dollars it. has already be comically share. it with fifty marks and . i didn't go to america i went to france spain france yes fifty dollars in your pocket when you got to france which was one hundred fifty francs at the time.
was it hard to find your place you had to find in any local already seen the artistic establishment did you feel like no one needs you over there. i think it was a difficult one in the sense. that but almost nine hundred seventy won. i was admission of mine was held by do an event in his gallery and you know their name is a well known gallery going to my you're my old school my muse who because she was his muse. his entire property. to some litigation but she laid her hands on all his houses. everything he had ever created in his lifetime. so i mean the ladies anything. but poor good out. of our own stalk if you use it right now. well we did she was in love with me and my work. when i came to france she saw me and gave me as a gift
a small shutoff and trumbull here. three days later she came to the chateau with a contract for ten years even though i was an absolute good. russia today that is in the market. i was wise enough to see she was out to milk me. under its terms i was supposed to do as i was told. i had to give up my quest in the area of metaphysical synthesis and i was only allowed to do a gallon scenes and still lives because they were sold better than anything so on and so forth. do you mean you. refused to sign your contract. which you know i gave up to shut. up when i returned and three days later after reading the contract i said to my dear girls in my wonderous creature my sweet roly-poly i'm giving you back the key. blue and dreams of us travelling in
india me seeing the world and not for me. i want exchange a plane or a gilded one. left for the great wide world to the screams about any crawling back in three days on my knees. she was yelling i was a soviet but not in the western jungle i would soon learn what it was like. but i said to her proudly precisely because i'm a soviet man pride is a special one that i won't come back to you either on my knees or otherwise. you. will be back shortly. stay with.
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welcome back to spotlight i am now doing our than just a reminder that today we're talking about art and my guests on the show is we should make. the shows that you said you had come to france with two hundred something francs in your pocket you and you're rich compared to your i'm a christian to do what it should offer you a contract for twenty years but here you're gone i know that and you would through through the outer darkness so with what was left of your franks is that granted in the yes states are you sure you don't make it always goes or was it because of something green in your abilities russian nature of five years i had handled some most strenuous and nested jobs a somewhat year old girl in the club i was a me. neil worked at the hematite and that implied that she did the dirtiest and hardest jobs. i was a hand to the city scrapyard. with a pair of rubber boots on and a pitchfork in my hands i had to move restaurant and so eating house waste. so what
i was handing those heavy to the first of may but it's because the first of my padres were held to a palace where waialae and eleven guys were in charge of the palace square of what they do with us so it was absolutely out of the question that i'd be scared of hard physical work the most important thing for me was my freedom and when the name closed up on the holy of holies my creative freedom which was my conscious choice after all i could have joined the artists union i could have made good money as a black and white artist i think but did you really feel part your first encounter with the sheeple that contrary to your really feel that you wore in the free world after all. do you truly boast the freedom which the soviet union left yes of course absolute freedom i wasn't seeing portraits of landing on a. non-standard. everywhere you know still beyond that numerous as lenin's.
and for another i knew fairly well that if the conditions where i live but just to poland there was no heating the windows were smashed and hammered some plywood on and painted the walls as good as i managed. there was no kitchen at the will nor generally anything. it was an abandoned me where i began my new life and i was happy as i was happy for one simple reason because i knew that no one would invade my friends as without even a search warrant no one would drum machine my books drawings easels and letters at six in the morning and i knew that i wouldn't be taken for questioning in a van with the word bread on it as it happened in the past and most importantly. i wouldn't be confined to a mad house they didn't get me with god knows what in short i was walling and happiness. and where money or poverty was concerned i wasn't frightened at all i didn't come to us from the sky i didn't think i was
a genius do you believe you're one now it's very because you said i didn't. know i'm describing the frame of mind i was in shock. and i felt the other way about it . nor would i make a new shows a ball. and be just marking time big problem with some great guys because at that time we were all nonconformists and had the same status regardless of how good. a stick skills were but when we began making it to the west became clear that some were not quite so good painters others are not so good sculptors and it's natural if i differences cropped up for me knowing full well that if i had to take are annoying take it without thinking twice i even have an article entitled . hand i keep it in my.
heart is by the way one of the latest project. based on. fairy tales. the details. the fantasy world of money is coming alive a new. idea. the famous adduced has been cherished you need since mind in six days the stream has turned into the biggest project that they were. this worked on since the collapse of the. new computer animation or special effects on the stop motion with its unique atmosphere created shoemaking had to first make sketches for the one hundred fifty characters in the seventy eight minute. vision of hoffman's world is want to be trusted the russian audience has never denied the chairman of wages in france. hoffman who is the main character in the new cartoon during his lifetime he found refuge in the weightroom work like weiss the animated hoffman is
travelling in the mystical world of his own tales need to make which is produced in his own imagination. this particular fairy tale for children has also become in the philosophical dramas some of the rounding should escape this and for the life. you've been working on for some time now on the small orange phone the book there is theodora on the fairy tale writer so many edie as you call it you promised it would hit the screens in two thousand and nine we didn't see it any time soon. the problem as usual was new mom just said we're making a piece by piece ten or fifteen minutes a film and then you wait for the sponsors should all wait for the government to shell out it was not mostly the entire project has been stalled for several years because the russian government collects the money to sponsor the project or it's that it is a truly that expanse or a what is a ballpark figure that goes into full length or tune just peanuts i don't even say
how much it was really never let me know but i know the conditions we've been working in so little why don't you invest some of your and money spent that it will run its way which usually i have nothing but debts to. be quite happy for what i have in my pockets nash my name. used teaching the not character in the maureen ski theatre. not only that stage five bali's. why do you like this german officer so much well. let me explain the song of a very jealous when i did. company and possibly even half of the family hollywood my actress model and when he fell in love with her. hand in marriage under the condition that she'd follow him to the battlefield. for two
and a half years my mother served with my father's cavalry division it was during the war during the war. but when your humble servant was conceived to the roar of cannons and the time came for my mother to give birth i was sent to moscow where i was born. after my birth mother again went to join father taking me along and would follow the division with the baggage train and thus reached bury today's a kaliningrad where i grew up. at the. beginning. my father was the military commander after koenig's back became kaliningrad and the germans were removed my father was sent for further service to saxony. he grew up in germany till nine hundred fifty eight. my mother well educated person was fond of the german romantics. and it was the joan dramatics writings. of their favorite
tales influence in my mind. with that you cannot the brothers. or the green brothers two they're not quite in the romantic category well. tales of white cruel. there is little romanticism in them and much fantasy. you handle many productions including as a theatrical designer or. what is your attitude more than music you seem to be a man who is rather us something composed in our day. or would you prefer. classical and more than music there's a stylistic vice was a key. there. you know you're not quite tried there because my second larry. the magic. is an elaborate as it were in the not correct. it is its first act at the y. and not cracka became the not correct but it was heels of several choreographers to
fit it into a tchaikovsky score though but most of it was in a variety topher that was illegible in each it all this is a story of the prince's spittal a part of the story of the magical not to crack into what he had decided to make a new scenario and i wrote a new libretto was even before i lost a friend who in my youth is in a very good we have a hard poser in the positive sense of the word sergei slim's. try to score to my libretto for his wally but the more. system some unimaginable sounds and. i simply didn't know it. was like me secured for not writing all the right way. when you were made an appearance in moscow i mean those with children people started saying that she knocking. to give people
education. do you really believe in this. week or are you more soup for you for all the art for art's. schools to. go to that. he once said. there would not have been such tyrants. the truth is it's a nice phrase and an interesting one. sometime say that god can change mankind i didn't change some individual people but i'm more involved and interested. but cannot position itself is a sort of messiah. and i don't think of myself as a missionary. i think that we do things that are required by the presence of a hospice ayatollah's live in. my society or yourself. but i
cannot leave it without thought. there were times when i was painted at night and worked as a menial work enjoying the day time clearing snow i knew for sure that my paintings would not be exhibited and i would not make any money and i could not and still cannot live without it as a real artist. thank you thank you very much and just a reminder that. a world renowned artist was my guest on this show today and that's it for now from all of us here if you want to have your lights or if you have some in the minds you think. that's it for now we'll be back tomorrow with more first and comment on what's going on outside rush until then. take.