Francisco Infante-Arana (b. 1943, Vasilievka) is one of the most notable Russian land art and kinetic art artists. During his involvement in the Dvizhenie group (from 1962), his focus was on ways to capture the movement in drawing. In the mid-1970s, he began to develop “artefacts” in natural landscapes, in which he used basic technological skills to create objects and special constructions using mirrors, moving elements and optical illusions. His goal is to search for the harmony of natural and artificial.
Infante-Arana sends us for the project a couple of photos from his home in Moscow, where he is spending time with his wife Nonna and the cat Gasya. As he shows, it is essential that everyone keeps safe during these times.
"Artists Respond" project was started by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection. Addressing the current global pandemic, the project aims to virtually present the thoughts and attitudes of neo-avant-garde artists, their energy and the message they have for the present moment. This is the moment in which the world as we know it is on hold and the moment in which we need optimism and solidarity more than ever. We wish for the public to welcome the creative energy of these artists - artists who are ready to point out the state of things, to respond with art and creativity, as they have done in all difficult times in the past.