EPISODE 27 – NIKOLAI’S HERO: The Great Sangi

Nikolai came on this road trip not only to see America but to also meet with his mentor, the Great Sangi.

If you’re not familiar, Sangi was Russia’s version of Andy Warhol in the late 1960s. His politically charged work, “Man Make Fish Inspection of Gorbachev Tuna,” is still hailed today as one of the most influential works of art in the downfall of Communism. Now a resident of the United States, Sangi currently works as the artist-in-resident at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

In this episode, watch as Nikolai meets up with his mentor at the Swedish Institute, shares his latest work, and receives valuable criticism. Although rarely photographed, Sangi invites USofAnderson’s cameras into his home for a rare glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most gifted video artists.

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