GOLEM SOVETICUS: PRIGOV AS BRECHT AND WARHOL IN ONE PERSONA by Aleksandr Skidan
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Golem Soveticus: Prigov as Brecht and Warhol in One Persona places Dmitri Alexandrovich Prigov, one of the most significant poets and artists of the late-Soviet underground, into transnational historical context. Aleksandr Skidan, an award-winning Russian critic and poet, describes Prigov’s “mass production” of poetry and approach to ideology critique as elements of the global transformation of art practices in the late twentieth century.
This pamphlet is part of UDP’s 2020 Pamphlet Series: twenty commissioned essays on collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing. The pamphlets are available for individual purchase and as a subscription. Each offers a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present, an engagement at once sustained and ephemeral.