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40 Lives of One Space

 
40 Lives of One Space

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Red October
26 september 2009 — 25 october 2009

Opening: Friday 25th September 2009, 7 pm

Curators: Nicolas Audureau, Elena Yaichnikova

Artists:

  • Lara Almarcegui
  • Ilya Budraitskis
  • Cyprien Gaillard
  • Aleksandra Galkina
  • Arseny Zhilyaev
  • Jiri Kovanda
  • David Ter-Oganyan


Within the gentrification process overtaking Moscow as it has other capitals of the capitalist world, the space of the former Red October chocolate factory dangles between a hallowed past and a future yet to be determined. At once it speaks for itself and for all other spaces halfway between vanishing and renewal - each with a life and memory of its own. The seven artists featured consider the life of spaces in a specific environment - the 158.9 square meters of the Confectionary Hall. Its hanging cables, chipped tiles, mountain of dust and industrial waste will allow their fragile shelf life to be brought to the fore, for traces of sociopolitical history, a personal presence, or collective experience to be discovered.

With the support: of galleries Zdenek Sklenar (Prague), Cosmic galerie (Paris) and gb agency (Paris)

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