LAZY MIKE is a new multifunctional project by Mikhail Ovcharenko combining functions of a space and an agency to represent the interests of international artists of different generations and conceptual preferences.
Why lazy? Because in the modern world - and especially in metropolies – people are way too sressed out, and it does not do them any good. So it's time for the showing-off attitude to give way to irony and, what is more important, to self-irony. In fact, in the coming months, the gallery will not have a single spare moment because the construction is in full swing and in no time a space at the Patriarch’s Ponds is to be open to become a home for the 'synthesis' of the arts. In its first months the project will conduct a vast programme that will unite artists of different styles within the same exhibition space. Among the participants of the nearest exhibitions will be both Russian and international (Berlin, Los Angeles, New York) artists.
The project's pool of artists is formed on the principle of absence of clichés and prejudices, because you can not deal with contemporary art unless you are not ready to keep up to date. The more society tries to fence new boundaries, the more art has to destroy them.