Nov 122012
 

Ambassador H.E. Ilia Kitup

Born in 1964 in Russia, Ilia Kitup is a founding member of the Soviet comics fanzine, Kitup’s Own Propeller Comics. Kitup also writes poetry and prose, paints, and plays ska music. He lives in Berlin, and continues to promote alternative comics in Russia.

 BERLIN

Bera Linna

Berlia

 

 

 

 

About Ilya the Artist

Ilya Kitup 10.03.1964

  
Cocaine              Heroin
2006 ,90×75              2006 , 90×75

As can be seemed at first sight (especially if you look at pictures “Cocaine” and “Heroin”) Ilya Kitup just begins his art career. Such a teenager’s straightforwardness – I’m singing that I’m seeing. The drawn rap.

Actually Ilya arrived from Vilnius and he have already participated in exhibitions 1984, and between times have graduated from the Moscow State University at philological faculty. He also participated in exhibitions at Trehprudniy. So he is not a child.

What inspires – industry, techniques, urbanism, futurology, fantasy. Planes with the Arabian texts, barrels with oil, black roofs, yes there is a lot from everyday life, carried to an absurdity The most sincere slogans of the author seem as attempt to joke, and whether it is a joke – only Kitup knows it.

Mix of new wave and kitsch, banality and actuality, methods and plots of a caricature. Whether it concerns to graphity, (post) conceptualism, new wildness or something else, the author find difficulty in characterizing that – it is a business of critics.

Victoriya Samsonova

 

  2 Responses to “Embassy in Berlin”

  1. Have a nice day
    Dear colleague Ambassador of the Republic of Uzupis
    I’m sorry if my english is poor, I only speak Italian. This text was translated with Google translator.

    Last year I promoted an exchange of 200 Mailart among pupils (aged 9 to 16 years) of 4 schools in the town of Saronno with peers from 2 schools Uzupis / Vilnius. We have sent the envelopes in December and young Lithuanians have responded in the month of February, with their mailart.
    See movie http://www.pierodasaronno.eu/released/programma.aspx?ID_Programma=2534
    This year we want to repeat , we would like to involve other young people of other City with Official Uzupio Embassies offices .
    The goal is to raise awareness among their the boys using the Mailart as a means to communicate. The painting on the envelope expresses the concept that want to communicate with their peers . The painting above the limit of the differences of languages.
    Our boys are already working on the second edition of the exchange. Our young people will be prepared to forward Mailart in the middle of the month of December; to gratify the boys , in November , I organize a public exhibition under the patronage of the Mayor of Saronno and UNICEF located in Saronno .
    So we’ll do with the mailart that we will receive from your kids .
    My dream is to do a large network among young people, as it is in the uzupian spirit.
    Can you contact the teachers of a school in your town ?
    Can you ask if they have the pleasure of participating in the exchange ?
    We have about 350 mailart and plan to split proportionally between the schools participating .
    In addition to the 2 schools of Vilnius / Uzupis we hope to be able to exchange with at least one of your City .
    So shall ye: some at 6 schools in Saronno, some to the other Cities.

    Let me know postal addresses of the schools, the total number of mailart you send in Saronno and the name of the contact person who adheres to the international project.
    I hope that this initiative will like it and you share.
    Thanks for your attention.

    Embassy of Uzupis headquarters Saronno – Italy
    Gian Paolo Terrone
    tgp-saronno@libero.it
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ambasciata-della-Repubblica-di-Uzupis-Saronno-Italia/131980523565054

  2. DEAR AMBASSADOR:
    I WOULD LIKE TO WORK AS A TEACHER OF LANGUAGES IN YOUR REPUBLIC. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

    KIND REGARDS
    YOURS FAITHFULLY
    AXEL de VERE PERATONER

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