INTERVIEW WITH KAZIMIR MALEVICH
6 March, 2007 Exhibition »Artist diary«, Museum ZDH, Moscow
The invitation of Kasimir MALEVICH to the exhibition »Diary of the Artist« occurred under exceptionally unsuitable anthropological and territorial conditions. The first group of invited artists sabotaged the session. I had to interrupt the performance and invite a different group, with which one very successful »conversation«did take place.
TEXT OF VIDEO RECORDING
AUDIENCE Are you really MALEVICH?
AUDIENCE Kazimir Severinovich, I read that towards the end of your life you often spoke with Isaak Brodsky. Do your conversations continue in the other world?
AUDIENCE I have a personal question. Did you finally settle your relations with Yevgeny Katzman, the co-founder of the AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia)?
AUDIENCE And your relations with Marc Chagall, your quarrel is over? Have your relations improved in the next world?
AUDIENCE You also had many problems with Tatlin—differences of opinion. Are they settled?
AUDIENCE Kazimir Severinovich, triangles are absent among your suprematist forms and appear only in compositions. Were some works perhaps lost?
MALEVICH They certainly were.
AUDIENCE You’re lying! You put the wrong dates on your works. A re you lying?
AUDIENCE Tell us please, you hung the »black square« in the »red corner«, like an icon. Perhaps, the idea of the »square« was born when you saw icons which had turned black from stove soot?