«The text and an artist»
The exhibition "Artist and Text" explores the phenomenon of using text in artists' works.
The exhibition presents more than 70 works created by representatives of Moscow conceptualism, which emerged in the last quarter of the twentieth century, and contemporary authors from Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The exhibition traces the relationship between the verbal and the visual in art, and demonstrates the diversity of approaches to working with text in paintings, assemblages, objects and graphics by the main actors of Moscow Conceptualism: Ilya Kabakov, Viktor Pivovarov, Eric Bulatov, Georgy Kisevalter, Yuri Albert, Vsevolod Nekrasov, Lev Rubinstein, Alexander Yulikov and others. The appeal to the word as one of the means of artistic expression is also relevant for contemporary artists. Among those presented at the exhibition are Anna Zhelud, Kirill Who, Turben and other authors.
In addition to recognizable works in the exhibition there are also works created specifically for "Artist and Text". A new installation "It doesn't mean anything. You are just a beautiful person" was prepared for the exhibition by Masha Somik.
The exhibition invites the viewer to analyze the relationship between the artist and the text, to try to build a cause-and-effect relationship between the use of words in visual art, as well as to reflect on the ways of expressiveness and perception of art.
Curator: Alina Koren
"It doesn't mean anything. You are just a beautiful person"
In my art practise i'm often asked "what does this mean?", "what is this about?".
And I'm a little bit tired of answering that it really doesn't mean anything :)
The viewer wants so much to give everything a higher meaning and a higher significance.
But what's more important is to focus on yourself. On your beauty, on your radiance. And through contact with art, to look inside yourself, but not at the surface, trying to find meanings ...