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MORMIR20 (PLAGUEWORLD20)

Group show at Kunsthalle nummer sieben

(Saint Petersburg, Russia)

 

Artists: Alisha Wessler, Ivan Chemakin, Vadim Kondakov, Nestor Engelke, Alexander Tsikarishvili, Semyon Motolyanets, Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva, Tonya Fa, Daniil Vasiliev, Vadim Mikhailov, Liza Tsikarishvili, Nadya Gorokhova, Leonid Tskhe, Vladimir Lilo, Piotr Diakov, Tanya Chernomordova, Oleg Hmelyov, Valeriy Morozov, Sergey Tikhonov, Petr Shvetsov, Andrei Rud'ev, Valtron, Greht.

Curated by Alexander Tsikarishvili

MorMir20 is an archeological dig into unknown times and lands, a mysterious hoard of ancient relics, a chest of run-down ideas and legends. It’s an ironic story of how history as an attempt to create a coherent linear narrative becomes a hodgepodge of contradictions and a series of breaks, failures, and, of course, “ends of the world.” This means Masks, Rites, and Rituals are mere details. They are but Myths built around any given artefact/event/symbol/word, striving to tell thousands of different Histories without the paranoia of universality.

Out from the chest/basement and onto the wall of a Petrograd Side courtyard, masks/signs sprout into faces of mold. They are the guideposts. Every traveler may choose whether or not to follow them further down into an adventure through the strata of time.

October 15–16, 5:00­–8:00 p.m.

October 17–18, 2:00–7:00 p.m.

Kunsthalle nummer sieben is an independent gallery, a Berlin basement that has been operating in St. Petersburg’s Petrograd Side neighborhood since 2019. The space is run by artist Tanya Chernomordova together with the North-7 collective.

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