The 8th Cosmoscow International Fair will feature the projects of the three winners of the Turbulence competition, which was held by the fair's program partner, the Cultural Creative Agency (CCA) with the assistance of the Qatar Embassy in Russia.
The three projects will be performed in different media. The new video installation "Toothless Resistance" by Polina Kanis will create an enveloping and disturbing system of images and sound. The scene of action will be the room of the geographer and sociologist Pyotr Kropotkin, who in his work "Mutual Aid as a Factor of Evolution" argued that assistance, and not the struggle for existence, is a key factor in the development of life.
The title of Alexei Taruts "Lavrussia NRG" installation plays on a hypothetical supercontinent, which outlines will be presented at the fair in the form of a pool. An important part of the project will be the performative power-charging of water by repeating the phrase “it has been, it is, and it will always be so”, which has acquired a specific meaning during the pandemic crisis.
In the “Gallery Balcony” project, Ekaterina Muromtseva will reproduce a self-organized balcony gallery in her apartment in Zagreb, where she was locked due to a lockdown. The artist will act as both a gallery owner and a curator, inviting her colleagues - Evgenia Eremina, Margo Ovcharenko, Alexander Anufriev and Varvara Grankova to participate.
Turbulence discussion program schedule:
13:30-14:30 Turbulence as the motion of matter: killer waves or from chaos to order
Alexey Semikhatov, сhief кesearcher, рead of the дaboratory at the Theoretical Physics Department of the Lebedev Physics Institute;
Elena Petrovskaya, leading researcher, head of the aesthetics sector, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences;
Lera Kononchuk, culturologist, art critic.
MODERATOR: Alexey Maslyaev, curator, culturologist, head of the sector for scientific and methodological work of the educational department of MMOMA.
15:00-16:00 Turbulence as self-organization of matter: physics of society, immunity and ecosystems
Sergey Babkin, curator, critic and translator;
Ekaterina Nikitina, curator of the Posthuman Studies Lab research platform;
Oleg Aronson, senior researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
MODERATOR: Karen Sarkisov, curator and senior editor of the V–A–C Foundation.
16:15-17:15 Turbulence as an artistic practice: discussion of competition's projects and theme
PARTICIPANTS (ARTISTS): Ekaterina Muromtseva, Polina Kanis, Alexei Taruts.
MODERATOR: Anastasia Shavlokhova, founder of the сцена/szena gallery, curator of the Philosophical Club at Winzavod, art critic, head of the Culture Creative Agency's Department of Cultural Projects.