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Blue Noses

Blue Noses

The duo Blue Noses, consisting of Viacheslav Mizin from Novosibirsk and Alexander Shaburov from Ekaterinburg, was founded in 1999. Typical – after all, the Blue Noses tend not to take anything seriously, especially not the politically correct art scene in Russia. They contrast the search for perfection with demonstrative imperfection. Their motifs appear to be improvised and are outrageously simple. 

For their art, which is easy to imitate, they use firecrackers, food, or their own bodily fluids. Their work has been shown in many places, including at the Venice Biennale, the Tate Modern in London, and at Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds) during the winter festival “Russia as Guest in the Giant”. Most recently, they appeared at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2011. 

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