“The Space Of Silence”
Factory Krasnoye Znamya, St.Petersburg
Curated by Anastasia Shavlokhova
In partnership with the French Institute in St.Petersburg and the Krasnoye Znamya factory
With works by: Evgeny Antufiev, Petr Beliy, Alexey Buldakov, Evgeny Dedov, Ilya Gaponov, Victoria Ilyushkina, Kirill Koteshov, Vlad Kulkov, Andrey Kuzkin, Vladimir Logutov, Sergey Lucenko, Sergey Ogurtsov, Ivan Plusch, Vitaly Pushnitsky, Recycle group, Andrey Rudiev, Anna Titova, Petr Shvetsov, Stas Shuripa, Maxim Svishev, Yulya Zastava, Anya Zhelud, Arseny Zhilyaev.
A modern art system, totally aimed at success, exists according to the laws of the impact efficacy on the viewer. Art turned into the creation of "crafts" of the objective world, the verdict to which is predictability. What if this sideshow of the ready answers to be stopped? To the consciousness injured by decibels and terabytes of information, this step would seem to be like jumping into a vacuum, into a space of absolute silence and stillness. But in these border areas of culture and everyday life lies the “quiet art”.
“The Space of Silence” is a project that attempts to mark the next starting point, to express the natural movement of young art in a different, its own direction. The main focus is on the visualization of the spiritual aspect of creativity, and the self-identification of the young Russian art, as an art appealing to the tradition of philosophical, contemplative understanding of the surrounding world. All exhibitors are actively working in Russia, while the geography of their workplaces is not limited to Moscow and St. Petersburg, but captures the "depth of Russia" - Krasnodar, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Tuva, Kemerovo. In spite of the turbulent changes within the country during their lives, the artists are still looking for their own way and are building new myths of their place in the History of the XXI century.