Installation is a combination of two objects, one object is the work of the artist – Anna Titova, the second object is a gift.
The group project “Intertext” explores the question of text and image interpenetration.
The exhibition brings together both Moscow conceptualists (Dmitriy Prigov, Yuri Albert, Andrey Filippov) and contemporary european and russian artists working within the raised problematics.
Some artists, such as Leonid Tishkov, Nikita Alexeev, Victor Umnov, and Babi Badalov, can be equally considered writers, since their visual images complement their textual creatures.
Contemporary text in the form of digital or figure poetry is often created using computer technologies. Generating an image by various digital codes, the media poets and video artists Natalia Fedorova, Anna Tolkacheva, and Charles Sandison partially delegate their role to the machine.
A part of the exhibition, presented by works of Tania Mouraud, Victor Panov, Maxim Ksuta, EvgeniyDobrovinskiy and Ilya Grishaev, is dedicated to the symbolic image as a graphic element, automatic writing and calligraphic practice. Not only the signs, but also the gaps between them, the intentional concealment or understatement become a means of artistic expression.
Such artists as Semen Motolyanets, Georgyi Ostretsov, and Valery Chtak use texts as slogans, tags or symbols associated with popular culture, politics and social intercourse. The text slogans mark the very nature of social communication, based on the same sign system.
Each text, featured at the exhibition, is not a separate statement, but only a fragment of the universe verbal-textual structure. The texts, presented by the artists in various forms, don’t always require reading; very often they just serve a reminder or a link to the other texts outside the exhibition space. The exposition does not imply an immediate and consistent reading; it rather serves a starting point for numerous narrations. Intertextuality becomes not just a research vector, but the practice itself.
Participants: Nikita Alexeev, Uriy Albert, Nadezhda Anfalova, Babi Badalov, Evgeniy Dobrovinskiy, Ilyia Grishaev, Ludmila Konsatntinova, Olya Kroytor, Maxim Ksuta, Georgiy Litichevsky, Semen Motolianets, Denis Patrakeev, Sergei Pakhomov, Dmitriy Prigov, Tania Mouraud, Georgyi Ostretsov, Charles Sandison, Marina Smorodinova, Leonid Tishkov, Anna Tolkacheva, Andrey Filippov, Alexandr Tsikarishvili, Victor Umnov, Natalia Fedorova, Dmitriy Shagin, Kristina Yatkovskaya.
Curator of the exhibition — Elizaveta Shagina.
Using hundreds of small images of classic masterpieces, Russian collagist, portrait painter and historiographer, Maxim Ksuta, has created a series of unique portraits, called Art in Art.
According to English Russia, Maxim Ksuta believes some art forms have ceased to exist in the modern world, which is now getting ready to embrace something new. So he decided to give them new meaning and find a place for them by using tiny images of known artworks (paintings, sculptures, architectural motifs) dating from the antiquity and up to modern times, to create unique collage portraits of his friends.
Overcoming the Space
In my project, communication is a part of the space-time continuum. I know for sure that space and time is a single construct which is called “matter”. From ancient times mankind aims to embody the notion of time: Mexican and Egyptian pyramids are immense and incredible in their excellence, and these pieces of art will have a long life within the history. My “Teleports” are rather objects of contemporary art, although I have been thinking a lot about the practical side of the project.
Interactive spacebridges with Liquid Crystal Displays broadcast the day stream of other world capitals – London, Rome, Berlin, Paris and others – with their unique rhythms and drawings of life. The main function of such objects is social communication. Objects are equipped with high-quality HD panoramic video cameras which enables the passers-by to greet citizens of other cities, to wave their hands, to give a wink, etc.
“Teleports” are objects for communication, but unlike iPad they are public, not individual. These are the windows to the “different reality” with its different life flow, which carry a user through space and expand its conscious in the right direction – direction of consolidation of the humanity as a whole, unification of it as a whole and its unit, a particular human individual. Not only “Teleports” would be of interest for citizens, but, I believe, they would become a true attraction for them.
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