Haim Sokol and Andrey Kuzkin on Nordwind festival!
NORDWIND is one of the largest festivals for the arts from the European north. NORDWIND presents the works of contemporary artists from the Nordic and Baltic countries in four European cities every two years. This year it is taking place from 14th until 23rd of December.
Large exhibition project “BALAGAN !!! - Contemporary Art from the Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places” curated by David Elliott will be presented. Artworks of more than 50 artists from Russia and the former Eastern bloc will be shown at the three venues in Berlin. Balagan!!! is a much-used exclamation in contemporary Russian language that describes, with celebratory gusto, a farce, a fine mess, the most unholy of cock-ups. Also it is a title of the main exhibition. The laughter invoked by parody, sarcasm or allegory not only acts as a safety valve in times of oppression, but also offers a critical vision for a better life as the world is turned upside down. As in a medieval morality play, the banality of today’s consumerism and its social and financial vices, are made tangible.
Artworks by Haim Sokol are on the main exhibition at Kühlhaus, Berlin.
On 18th of November Andrey Kuzkin will show his performance at 5 and 6 p.m.