|Before the Rooster Crows|
November 3-30, 2011
Conceptual formalism: this is what Ivan Plusch calls his style. The essence of the explanation is that any form and any idea behind it are doomed to being wiped out by time – gradual and sad or suddenly-destructive. However, this washing away can only be revealed formally (hence "formalism") – by catching and depicting the critical level of the disappearance of the image. This is about attempting to stop a river, which cannot be entered twice and to depict the water surface in detail. Pictures capture the moment of the crucial break of the point of assemblage – when the vital idea underlying the form suddenly turns into its opposite. / more...
September 25 - October 30, 2011
"Atlantis" – is a continuation of the Russian theme initiated in 2005. The projects "Relics. Made in the USSR" (2005) and "Sarcophagus" (2006 and 2008) – are about the artist's feelings regarding the Empire which has disappeared without a trace. The project "Atlantis" is a new development of this theme. / more...
|Our apologies, the opening of the exhibition has been postponed for technical reasons|
September 6 - October 8, 2011
The new work is simple, like truth, conceived as "an ode to workers, without whom Art does not exist." Yes, the artist lives: is interested in current theories, listens to clever people's lectures, works and communicates. And suddenly realises that Art is the only genuine reality in which he exists, moving from one exhibition to another: exhibitions, setting up, dismantling, hanging, arguments, re-hanging, installing the lighting, and the strong belief that in another city, in another country all will be repeated to the letter. Something else is going on in the sphere of Art – but this framework is constant and inevitable, although old-fashioned: neither interactive installations, nor video change it. No matter what media is used – in a respectable establishment walls will still be erected and painted. Including these as well – from Kallima's new project, invented as a construction set – six parts of different sizes, forming a box of complex configuration. / more...