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Moscow Museum of Modern Art [17 Ermolaevsky]

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Rehabiltating the Viewer

In her project «Popular Astronomy» Alexandra Paperno expresses the inexpressible. She points out the fact that simple is awfully complicated. What is most important here is that the traditional position of the artist as a genius lecturing the viewer is altered. Here the viewer, who for the past twenty years or so has been required to be an active participant while at the same time has been intimidated and to certain extend victimized, is finally rehabilitated. The viewer is now absolutely equal to the artist in his ability to feel free and joyful. In any case, Alexandra Paperno puts a ... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/12/09
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Esoteric Knowledge

by E-Slant Team
        «Moscow Contemporary» project, initiated in 2006 by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and XL Gallery, has turned into a program that is constantly in charge of clearing artists from stereotypes and multiple layers of critical definitions. In Irina Korina`s case, it is extremely hard to imagine, what could be imposed on her oeuvre that is still strongly associated with the «young artist» type. However, this is a real stock phrase - for if we watch carefully the development of this artist, then inevitably at least two questions arise, and the answers discourage... The first of them is:... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 3/2/09