Aphorisms of Joseph Ginzburg
Today I went to one event. Frankly speaking, it was more commercial in nature, but there I saw one exhibition that caught my attention. Two installations were dedicated to a homeless artist, philosopher, anarchist, Joseph Ginzburg (1938-2015).
"Room of a Genius. Aphorisms of Joseph Ginzburg." - New two-part solo exhibition of Jan Ginzburg. In the project, the artist explores the boundaries between idealistic ideas about how the life of the creator should be arranged and the bureaucratic prose of everyday life. The fate of Joseph Ginzburg is not easy and deserves special attention.
Like many creators of his time, he was subjected to pressure from the authorities. Prohibited apartment exhibitions, conversations with people in civilian clothes, compulsory treatment - this is not a complete list of what the artist had to face on his way.
Perestroika, and then a wave of freedom, revealed new opportunities for the underground workers. Many artists came out of the shadows, gained recognition from a wide audience and embarked on commercial rails. But not everyone was able to integrate into the new matrix of reality. Could not, and maybe did not want.Real freedom is not outside, but inside. As the artist himself said:
"After leaving the underground, many people lost their motivation."
Then, a meeting with black realtors left him without an apartment and he was on the street. He disappeared for all, he died for the whole world. As Joseph Ginzburg recalled:
"I pushed back the hatchway and descended into the sewers under the ground, I was in this place for a long time, about two years."
The soul of this poet does not die. She, like a polar star in the night sky, continues to shine despite all the difficulties. And this light gives strength to move forward, to live. Terrible domestic difficulties could not break the inner world of the artist. He continued to live and create. Let his work were not material in nature. Thoughts never ceased to create new images and ideas ...
More details about this person can be found at the links >> Interview with the artist.