I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, Vladimir Vladimirovich  2020

Looped video for screening in public space, silent.

Features found footage of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin involved in a conference call with his ministers in May 2020. Distractedly playing with a pen on his desk, the precise details and context of Putin’s meeting is not disclosed, the video presenting only a suggestive image of a man apparently trapped in a state of boredom. The title refers to John Baldessari’s iconic conceptual artwork of 1971, in which he invited students to write the statement on the walls of a gallery.