[ISEA98] Artist Statement: Luchezar Boyadjiev – Revolution for All

Artist Statement

Boyadjiev’s is an exhibition organised by FACT for ISEA98Revolution and hosted by the Department of Fine Arts.

In Revolution for All, Luchezar parodies the seductiveness of power in his computer-controlled video installation. Starting with an over-exposed projection of a famous photograph of Lenin orating to the revolutionary masses of St. Petersburg, during the October Revolution of 1917/18, the piece captures anonymous faces entering the exhibition space, with visitor 666 finally replacing Lenin himself.

  • Luchezar Boyadjiev, Bulgaria,  was born 1957. He lives and works in Sofia. He graduated from the National Art Academy in Sofia in 1980. One of the most famous contemporary artists from Bulgaria, his work is about personal interpretation of social processes, about the interaction between private and public, about urban visuality and the world of today split between utopia and dystopia. His media is installation, photography, drawing, objects, text, video, and performative lectures. [source: sariev-gallery.com/artists/luchezar-boyadjiev/bio]

Financial support comes from Iakov Chernikhov International foundation, Sofia.