Fotograf Magazine

Ivars Gravlejs

Testing art through pornography

Alex Plucer-Sarno is an action artist, art critic and one of the most important Russian experts in modern art. His blog ( is the most read art review in the Russian section LiveJournal, and in all the Internet periodicals and print magazines dealing with art in Eastern Europe (only in March 2008, there was a million visitors and five thousand commentaries on his blog). 

Ivars Gravlejs video ‘Mobile’ talks about an artist who goes to boring traditional exhibitions of contemporary art and forces his audience to look at pornographic pictures on his mobile. At the same time, he tries to persuade them that his pictures are more interesting than the actual exhibition. The artist communicates with the audience and at the same time records the action on video. The audience’s reactions are the most important aspect of this action.

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