Artist Talk with Anton Morokov (in English)

«Private / Public»

Anton’s current work dwells hugely on the notion of Private and Public spaces. In this sessionof The Dialogue he will deliberate on the concept of public areas and the idea of defining public spaces and their usage by the publicity. Such spaces have a controversial status within a city. On the one hand it has the definite function to serve the public, on the other there is a certain issue whether it is ethical and appropriate to change or improve something without asking others.

In this context he also reflects upon the example of certain areas in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) where minor changes through street art had an inspiring cultural and even historical impact on the surroundings.

Anton Morokov (*1991. Russia) is an artist from Nizhny Novgorod and a participant of the informal art group called Muddlehood. Since 2010, he develops his own artistic language, which contains a repeated use of a variety of combinations of visual symbols. The process of developing and using this artistic language is an important part of the artist’s strategy. Graphic series of Morokov reminds of personal diaries, separate sheets of which are available for both viewers and collectors.

Although, street art works in the urban area are created more for random communication and free interpretations by a wider audience, the reaction is an important part of the artistic experiment and a way out of the laboratory isolation of the artistic process. Inheriting the traditions of conceptualism, the artist adds to them a deliberate aesthetic which is a kind of tradition in the Nizhny Novgorod art scene. Quite often there are printed or handwritten text in his works, designed not just to create a commentary on the image, but to become an integral part of it. „ (Alisa Savitskaya, Artem Filatov) (More info on the artist:

THE DIALOGUE is an artist run, voluntary initiative to create a space for Practitioners of Arts to discuss their practice, concepts, dilemmas, engagements, excitement etc. The platform encourages critique and discussions. All Art practitioners are welcome to propose an intervention / presentation. We do not believe is censorship. Diversity is welcome. The Dialogue is held every 3-4 weeks or as and when feasible.


03. Feb 2019




Zum Kleinen Markgräflerhof
Augustinergasse 17, Basel


Stiftung Bartels Fondation
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