Exhibition of Haim Sokol “Spartacus. Times New Roman” in CCI “Fabrika”.
The exhibition of Haim Sokol “Spartacus. Times New Roman” takes place in CCI “Fabrika” from October 22 until November 24.
Haim Sokol’s large-scale personal project exposes the middle of the "migrant cycle”, and was begun in 2011. The exhibition features large installations constructed of building materials and household junk, and was created specifically for the space at the Olivie Hall, where the artist’s Moscow premiere of the film "Spartacus" will be held. The film “Spartacus” is an artistic blend of documentary, silent film, and theatrical performance about the gladiator uprising, put on the music from the ballet with the same name by Aram Khachaturian. It is set in modern Moscow, and migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan play the roles of both the Romans and the gladiators.
In his CCI “Fabrika” project, Haim Sokol announces the new Roman era, the “Times New Roman.” Sokol depicts Rome from the inside and the back door perspectives – Rome, where revolution intermingles with poor migrants' lives, as is written in the prose of Andrei Platonov, to whose poetry the artist has alluded in previous works.