Exhibition of contemporary artists ’Takeda. Pain and Will » automatic translate
с 15 по 30 Марта
Stella Art Foundation
Скарятинский переулок, д. 7
From March 15 to 30, 2017 in Moscow, the Stella Art Foundation will host an exhibition of contemporary artists «Takeda. Pain and Will «within the framework of the social and cultural action of the pharmaceutical company» Takeda «. The curator of the project Michael Sidlin invited to participate in the exhibition such Russian authors as: MishMash group (Misha Leikin and Masha Sumnina), Liza Morozova, Jan Smetanin, Khaim Sokol, Oleg and Olga Tatarintsev and Aristarkh Chernyshev.
For centuries, the theme of pain and related physical and emotional experiences attracted artists and thinkers. And in contemporary art this topic is one of the key concepts. The problem of physical suffering is familiar to any person on personal experience, whether it is ordinary toothache or a serious illness. Unlike their predecessors, modern artists often seek not only to rethink painful feelings, but also to survive them. This fact significantly changes the overall mood of works - in place of obedience and fear come struggle and overcoming. Today, art is able not only to evoke an experience, but to comprehend it. Thus, art works can teach society sympathy for one’s neighbor, and thus help the suffering person.
On the eve of the exhibition, the project’s curator, Mikhail Sidlin, noted: «Art is able to evoke and distract from experience. Modern art affects the painful points of society. And it can elevate the viewer to a new stage of freedom. «
Exhibition «Takeda. Pain and Will «unites the work of Moscow artists dedicated to the problem of pain and liberation from it. Yana Smetanina’s paintings tell the stories of real people with whom the artist met in the hospice. Videoperformance Lisa Morozova represents the artist, voluntarily exposing herself to pain. The duet MishMash project is based on old dental aids. A series of Chaim Sokol is dedicated to famous people who survived the experience of torture and concentration camps. The work of Olga and Oleg Tatarintsev from ceramics and metal is dedicated to artists who, overcoming fear, continued to work in countries where their activities were banned. Multimedia object Aristarkh Chernysheva offers an author’s interpretation of the eternal theme of life and death, the impermanence of the world and the transience of being.
Stella Art Foundation President Stella Kesaeva stressed: «Our fund is sincerely glad to host the exhibition» Pain and Freedom «. We have serious experience in supporting projects in the field of medicine. Together with UNESCO and the UN, we provided assistance to HIV-infected children. I have no doubt that cooperation with Takeda Russia will give us an opportunity to express the importance of art at all stages of human life. «
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