Series Primitive accumulation”, 2010 Серия "Первоначальное накопление", 2010

Oil on canvas Холст, масло



The exhibition The Potosí Principle."How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?"
Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Center, Madrid;
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin


Выставка The Potosí Principle."How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?"
Музей королевы Софии, Мадрид;
Дом культур мира, Берлин



Text by Alice Creischer, Max Hinderer and Andreas Siekmann














1. Revolution in Asia, 60 X 100 cm

The question is, can mankind fulfil its destiny without a fundamental revolution in the social state of Asia? K. Marx

2. Rosy Dawn, 60 X 80 cm

The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production. K. Marx

3. Ancients, 35 X 50 cm

The ancients provide a narrow satisfaction, whereas the modern world leaves us unsatisfied, or, where it appears to be satisfied with itself, is vulgar and mean. K. Marx

4. My Work is not my Life, 90 X 70 cm
Collection of
Alexandr Svetlakov

My work is not my life. K. Marx

5. Disposable Time, 100 X 50 cm

Wealth is disposable time, and nothing more. K. Marx

6. Profound Hypocrisy, 120 X 100 cm

The profound hypocrisy and inherent barbarism of bourgeois civilization lies unveiled before our eyes, turning from its home, where it assumes respectable forms, to the colonies, where it goes naked. K. Marx

7. Pagan Idol, 80 X 40 cm

...Then only will human progress cease to resemble that hideous, pagan idol, who would not drink the nectar but from the skulls of the slain. K. Marx

8. Aborigines, 50 X 100 cm

The remnant of the aborigines flung on the sea-shore tried to live by catching fish. They became amphibious and lived, as an English author says, half on land and half on water, and withal only half on both. K. Marx