"Art-Caucasus. With Dagestan in the head" 6+ automatic translate
с 14 Ноября
по 16 Декабря
Галерея-мастерская ГРАУНД «Песчаная»
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From November 14 to December 16, 2018, the interdisciplinary project “Art-Caucasus.” Will be presented in the gallery-workshop “GROUND Sandy” of the Association “Exhibition Halls of Moscow”. With Dagestan in the head ", organized jointly with the State Institute of Theatrical Art (GITIS). The exhibition will include video and photo works, installations, performances, works of graphics and small plastics.
Co-curators: Dmitry Butkevich, Taus Makhacheva
Curator of galleries-workshops GROUND: Katya Bochavar
Project participants: Anna Grebennikova, Elizaveta Guseva, Alexandra Dykhne, Varvara Ivanik, Anna Itkina, Maria Plavinskaya, Grigory Rakhmilovich, Evgenia Rzheznikova, Olga Sizoy, Katerina Shargin. (Workshop D. Krymov - E. Kamenkovich, GITIS)
The project “Art Caucasus. With Dagestan in my head ”I was born as a result of a kind of art residence, or rather, art immersion in the traditional, religious-patriarchal-oriented environment of the North Caucasian society, where a group of students, stage designers-directors of the workshop D. were brought to the course. Krymov - E. Kamenkovich (GITIS).
The curators of the project, the teachers of the course, artist Taus Makhacheva and art historian Dmitry Butkevich, plunged the young theater artists into an environment unknown to them earlier, which either existed “in their head” or they did not know anything at all about it. The name of the project echoes the line from the verses of the national poet of Dagestan Rasul Gamzatov: “I accept everything, what will happen, With Dagestan in my head...”
The result of the trip was an unexpected artistic statement filled with Dagestan and North Ossetian ethnographic and cultural exoticism. Thanks to the art intervention of the capital’s artists in a society almost unknown to them, the invasion of active modern art into an unprepared environment, more than two dozen performances recorded on video and photo media appeared.
The first “visiting” art residence of GITIS functioned on the territory of Makhachkala, the mountain aul Gunib (Dagestan) and North Ossetia for 7 days.
Project co-curator Dmitry Butkevich: “The task was seemingly not too complicated, as a kind of“ ethnographic adventure-adventure ”: to immerse young Moscow artists - students of GITIS in the workshop of Dmitry Krymov - into the atmosphere of a different culture, different life, other public relations, other religion finally. They traveled to the Caucasus “with Dagestan in their heads,” as Gamzatov said, with book knowledge about this land, with experience gained from the media and social networks or formed by public opinion. And sometimes even without any knowledge and experience. "
Artist Taus Makhacheva: “Our project is quite experimental. This is a dialogue on how to develop artwork, learn to work with the environment, about how a set of a priori cliches and ideas are processed when you find yourself in a completely different context. The path from the initial idea to the artwork can be very different. The main idea of the project is how to understand a different culture with the help of the cultural code you possess. ”
In September 2017 part of the project was shown in the framework of the Alanika International Festival of Contemporary Art (Vladikavkaz, the North Caucasus Branch of the NCCA (as part of the ROSIZO).
In Moscow, the exhibition will be presented for the first time in full. The project is planned to conduct performative practices, discussions and creative meetings.
Gallery operating mode:
Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00. Monday is a day off.
Cost: 100 rubles. (full) - 50 rubles. (preferential).