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ArtConcept presents program of multimedia exhibitions under the title All History is Contemporary History.

 

Being interdisciplinary, the program aims to investigate the intersections of history, science, technical progress on the territory of contemporary art.

 

Special focus is on the opposition cultural vs. natural and its ramifications on the human condition nowadays. The ensuing crisis of modern man will be the point of departure for a few explorations into controversies of classical and industrial societies, a rupture with tradition, a correlation of degeneration and sociopolitical decay.

 

Science-based approach, visual data and theoretical underpinnings of innovative research are integral to multimedia exhibits, comprising video art, documentary and experimental cinema, installations, animation, as well as classical medium of drawing.

 

Politics as being, political interaction of people, alienation of the individual from society and in relation to labor cannot but form a central axis for contemporary art expressions. This can be done through synergetic perspective drawn upon vestiges and witnesses from the fields of history, evolution, culture, scientific theory and practice.

 

January 2012

 

 

National Centre for Contemporary Arts (13 Zoologicheskaya street, Moscow)

 

’Beat the Reds with the White Wedge!'. Group show and roundtable

 

The logic of inversion in Russian culture. Risk of sociocultural rupture. Art as politics in Russia in 1990s and nowadays  

How would the artist form a new reality?
Which strategy to follow - political activism, confrontation with authority or artistic autonomy?
Art - a social protest or a peculiar force opposing the social determination?


Artists: Vyacheslav Syssoev, Vladimir Dubosarsky, Oleg Petrenko, Igor Meglitski, Victoria Lomasko, Vasya Lozhkin, Tovarisch U.

 

Speakers:

 

Alexander Baunov, philologist, journalist, editor at Slon.ru Anatoliy Golubovsky, historian, editor-in-chief at Strim-TV Valentin Diaconov, art historian, art critic Anton Litvin, artist Alexander Morozov, editor-in-chief at Russian Journal Anatoliy Osmolovsky, artist, theoretician

 

Moderator:

 

Gleb Morev, philologist, editor of Media section at OpenSpace.ru

 

 

 

"Vyacheslav Syssoev (1937-2006). Beat the Reds with the White Wedge! 1995. Series Christmas Greeting Card."

 

 

" El Lissitzky (1890-1941). Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge! 1919."

 

 

 

"Vyacheslav Syssoev. Untitled. 1962/96"

 

 

 

"Tovarisch U. 2000s. Stay Human."