Vladislav (Vlad) Mamyshev-Monroe
1969 - 2013
Born in Leningrad (RU), died in Bali (ID).
The performative work of Vlad Monroe touches upon the blurred boundaries between reenactment, portraiture and celebrity culture: in his photographs and videos, Monroe acts out today’s celebrities as yesterday’s great historical figures and vice versa. Monroe owes his artistic nickname to his appearances at artistic gatherings in the art scene of St. Petersburg in de 1990s, dressed like Marilyn Monroe. In Monroe's world, identity is unstable, fluctuating, and replacable. By the means of his transformations, Monroe challenges the values of celebrity culture and comments on the influence of celebrities on the identity of the individual.
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Vladislav (Vlad) Mamyshev-Monroe , StarZ, 2005. Installation, photograph on canvas, paper, 10 x (320 x 237 cm), 3 x (75 x 75 cm), 20 x (76 x 60 cm), 20 x A2, 5 x A3, 244 x A4, 54 x A3, 135 x (15 x 20 cm).
Portraits of the Politbur...
Vladislav (Vlad) Mamyshev-Monroe , Portraits of the Politburo Members , 2002. Series, acrylic on posters.
Vladislav (Vlad) Mamyshev-Monroe , Pirate TV, 1990. Video, monitor, frame, dvd, 00:32:00 min, 77 x 95 cm.
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Horizons of Reality
15 March 2003 - 01 June 2003.
‘Horizons of reality’ as the title of an exhibition evokes visions of a splendid view of reality, of various perspectives of reality, of seem
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
Urgent Conversations: Ant...
16 September 2017 - 12 November 2017.
Last year, M HKA was invited by EMST in Athens for the opening exhibition in the new museum building. Today, Urgent Conversations: Antwerp –
EURASIA − A Landscape of ...
08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022.
Alighiero Boetti, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Babi Badalov, Basir Mahmood, C. K. Rajan, Cevdet Erek, Damian Le Bas, Deimantas Narkevičius, Elena Voro
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EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decades M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe after 19
Luc Tuymans, David Claerbout, Charif Benhelima, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Marlene Dumas, Craigie Horsfield, Vlad Monroe, Sergey Bratkov, N.
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public