Chto Delat [What Is to Be Done?] [Tsaplya Olga Egorova, Nina Gasteva, Artiom Magun, Nikolay Oleynikov, Natalia Pershina/Glucklya, Alexey Penzin, David Riff, Alexander Skidan, Oxana Timofeeva, Dmitry Vilensky] (collective founded in 2003 in St. Petersburg, Russia).



“The quotation [of Tatlin’s Monument] created by Chto Delat, a Russian collective of artists, critics, and philosophers, founded in 2003, plays on the reversal of meaning, representing the end of utopia. The small dimensions, together with the ephemeral materials and the precariousness of the artifact, describe the decline of the socialist dream and the instability of contemporary Russian society, deconstructed of its values and subjected to the speculation of capital.” – Lorenzo Giusti


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