Sculpture, 4 x (24 x 29 x 15 cm).
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7725_M474).
Mutation reflects formally on how former communist symbols, monuments and cultural objects are losing their ideological meaning and become part of a non-ideological context. Early on, Erbossyn Meldibekov had already turned the classical Lenin bust into an “art-Lenin” and a “central-Asian Lenin”. For his M HKA-exhibition he added to the first three a Lumumba-like Lenin. It refers to a situation of ethnic conflicts and political incertitude comparable to the recent one in Kyrgyzstan but it obviously also engages the situation in which it is presented; this is a “Belgian Lenin”.
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Mutation, 2009 "Some ideological sculptures I 'bring' to post-modernism with my own hands, or expose them to a process of de-ideologization.
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