Try to hit the target!

Title

Try to hit the target!

Description

Cover of Krokodil [Crocodile] satirical magazine, No. 17, 1965

Inscriptions on the papers: “Complaint,” “Application,”
“Request,” and “Appeal.”

To access “the holy body” of even minor public servants has been traditionally one of the greatest problems for petitioners seeking help or support, or submitting complaints. Armies of doormen, secretaries, assistants, etc. have inhabited offices of different bureaucracies, making personal meetings of ordinary people with “decision “makers” close to impossible. The artist presented this
situation as a futile effort to hit the desirable target—to be received by the boss of an office—exposing numerous levels of the bureaucratic organization and the wastefulness of time and human resources they entail.

Creator

Fiodorov, Y

Date

1965

Source

Rutgers

Relation

Rights

Source:
Holzer, M., Illiash, I., Gabrielian, V., & Kuznestsova, L. (2010). Red Tape from Red Square:Bureaucratic Commentary in Soviet Graphic Satirical Art. Poughkeepsie, NY: NetPublicaions

Publisher

Rutgers

Contributor

Rutgers

Format

Poster

Language

Russian

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Art, Satire, Bureaucracy, Futility, Waste, Cartoons, Crocodile, Magazine

Coverage

Russia

Files

contactservants.jpg

Reference

Fiodorov, Y, Try to hit the target!, Rutgers, 1965

Cite As

Fiodorov, Y, “Try to hit the target!,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 11, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/441.