is intended for attracting attention of the general public to the problem
of observance of laws and exercising by Russian nationals their rights
and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
There are two main ways of achieving results. According to the principle
of correspondence and against it. A civilized society always strives for
the first. Therefore it creates the code of laws that regulates the course
of political and economic, social and moral relations. But existence of
laws does not always lead to their single construction and equal application.
Moreover, there is a myth about effect of the parallel code of regulations
and rules that is not accessible for everyone. It is not incidental that
knowledge of laws itself does not guarantee their observance nowadays.
As explanation of duality of the situation the society is compelled to
use a method of commentation of existing conflicts. Such commentaries
have a wide circulation that exceeds in many times circulation of basic
texts of laws - from official interpretations of the authorities to commentaries
of separate specialists expressing their own point of view. Taking into
account that juridical literature has recently become a bestseller in
Russia one can draw a conclusion - with the help of specialists people
seek to value their status and to use their legal possibilities rightly.
In the announced project artists appear in the role of such "specialists"
with artistic commentaries of separate articles of the Constitution proceeding
from the fact that:
declarative rules imply a possibility of their double construction.
of civilization of a society depends on a degree of duality in the
comprehension of permissive rules and permissibility of their denial.
occupies the difference between the existing system and its denial.
Legal capacity of art consists of it.
most topical task of a society is to avoid division of the public
reason and moral.
is no topical art. There are topical themes that are the subject of
art and motivation of creative process.
creates myths. Myths give birth to a new reality. Art shows a degree
of existing conflicts and reflects the process of transition from
present reality to new myths.
is always in opposition to the existing system but it does not follow
from this that the former denies the latter. An artist possesses capacity
of art. An artist sees first what others do not notice. And shows.
An artist is an objective
reality. The world lives by eyes of an artist.
of the project with simultaneous presentation of the rarity edition "First
Illustrated Edition of the Constitution of the Russian Federation" ( album
format, 400 pages, translation into four languages ) is planned on the
Day of the Constitution of the Russian Federation - December, 12, 2003
- reckoning upon the fact that the project should become the most important
event in the cultural life of Russia in the beginning of the century and
go down in history as an artistic action of the most topical trend.
of Contemporary Art
Kolodzei Art Foundation
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