CASH: IX Shiryaevo Biennale of Contemporary Art

ПРОВИНЦИЯ: МЕЖДУ ЕВРОПОЙ И АЗИЕЙ
PROVINCE: BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA

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Юрген КИЕРСПЕЛЬ | Juergen KIERSPEL


What can be more thrilling, then to be invited to Russia to participate in the seminar "Europe - Asia", when you board a train and go eastwards…

I spent the first three days on the road in my life while going from Samara (part I) to Irkutsk, having made a stop for some time near like Baikal. Being on the island of Olkhon by the village of Khuzhir, I built a little bridge from pebbles, evidently brooding over the seminar. That bridge for me is a symbol understanding, which would hardly be appreciated by anybody who comes across it.
I spent the next 3 days trying reach Vladivostok (in Asia). Just before leaving for Samara quite suddenly I found myself at the hospital, being operated on for appendicitis. (I was the first foreign patient in that hospital).


…The seminar in Sheryaevo is going its way, and my appendix, a part of my body, is left in Asia for good (immersed in spirits). I am grateful to doctors … and to that little piece of my body for the contribution to the seminar.

J. K. 20.09.99
P. S. : a sheep named Dolly was born on the same day as a Russian painter Repin.