Objects

Lifebouy – Back to the Roots. D-120. 2016.

MacLenin. Transparencies. 100×120 cm. 1990.

Ik koof bei Lenin. Transparencies. 1990.

Ik koof bei Engels. Transparencies. 1990.

From the series Fossils, 1988–89. Amber, carved and backed with resin, and military pin, 1⁄2 x 21⁄2 x 11⁄2in (1.2 x 6 x 4.2cm). Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The state University of New Jersey. The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the soviet Union D01389.

Childhood memories. Encapsulated Soviet scents “Red Moscow” and “Russian forest”. 30x30x30cm. 2011.

Real Spirit of Ecstasy. Iron, Papier mache, Alcyd color. H- 60 cm. 2011. Object, Tribute Victor Vasarely. 2011

Der Genius. Tribute to Leonard Bernstein and all Musicians and Artists who lived and performed in Salzau, Schleswig-Holstein. H-220 cm. Wood and brass. Schloss Salzau, Germany. 1992.

One meter of Gold. 10x10x100cm. Sprats, canola oil, glass, messing nippel. 2009.

Cabernet & Sauvignon. Reflection in the Mirrors of Caberne and Sauvignon. Schloss Plueschow, Germany. Glass, Mirror, Silicon, Cabernet & Sauvignon. 2006.

Volk+Führer Monument. DE-RU, SE-FI, IS-DK, LV-EN. 180cm x 180cm x 180cm. Suomenlinna, Sveaborg, Helsinki. Finland. 1992.

Kiel Opera House and Berlin Opera House. Bird feeders for people with disabilities in Kiel University Clinic Park. Copper. 2002. Riga Opera House. Bird feeders for people who don’t like Opera. Project. 2014.

Metaphysical interior. Installation. Leonards Laganovskis with I.Žodžiks, H.Lediņš, A.Sparāns. Photo I.Žodžiks. St.Peter’s Church, Riga. 2004.

Biography. First department* – The first department in all institutions and organizations in the Soviet Union was the KGB department. Conceptual Soviet Citizen Biography. 200x58cm, Wood, Glass, Oil, Alcyd, Screws. 1989. 

1. Riga N. Burdenko first Clinical Hospital, first department* (+ in RU), 2. Nursery N 23 “red star”, first department* (+ in RU), 3. Pavlik Morozov school N 40, first department* (+ in RU), 4. Pioneers camp “Young Patriots”, first department* (+ in RU), 5. Alexander Morozov school N 40, first department* (+ in RU), 6. Sports facilities “Dinamo”, first department* (+ in RU), 7. Baltic military district military unit 6750/031, first department* ( in Russian), 8. Theodore Zaļkalns SSR Academy of Arts, first department* (+ in RU), 9. SSR State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, first department* (+ in RU), 10. Riga Moscow region. 21st house management, first department* (+ in RU), 11. Anglers and Hunters Society, first department* (+ in RU), 12. Rain tomb first part (+ in RU). The work is interpreted as an ironic self-portrait of the artist, which determined the likely course of his life in the Soviet system. However, this did not happen due to the change of regime and independence of Latvia. The texts of the signs in Latvian and Russian reflect the average biography of the Soviet citizen: from the hospital and, finally, to the cemetery. Although the author of the texts included sections that were not personally relevant to him, this is an unusual ironic remark about the predictability of the life of Soviet citizens. In this context, the work can also be perceived as a monument to Soviet national reality. Ideologically sound signs – the color of the sign, the font and its color. The author is associated with subjective experience, his father dies until independence is restored.

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