publication . Article . 2021

Being in Cosmos: Sergei Dykov’s Visual Exploration of the Spirit of Altai

Andrzej Rozwadowski;
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  • Published: 01 May 2021 Journal: Religions, volume 12, issue 405 (issn: 2077-1444, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
This article focuses on how shamanism and animism, two important features of Altaic ontology, can be expressed in art. This is discussed by exploring the art of Sergei Dykov, a contemporary Altaic (south Siberian) visual artist, whose art is part of a wider trend in modern Siberian art of rediscovering the conceptual potentials of indigenous Siberian values. Dykov is one of those artists whose fascination with Siberian culture is not limited to formal inspirations but who also seeks how to express these indigenous values in contemporary art forms. Drawing on Altaic folklore, its myths and beliefs, including shamanism, as well as ancient Siberian art forms, Dykov...
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free text keywords: Altai/Siberia, contemporary art, heritage, shamanism/animism, Sergei Dykov, Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, BL1-2790
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