Transitions 0.10: Igor Shuklin

27 February - 28 March 2015

Anna Nova Gallery presents a personal exhibition of a young artist Igor Shuklin ‘Transitions 0.10’ . This project expresses the artist’s thoughts about the continuation of Russian avant gard’s traditions and reconsiders the idea of exhibitional space in whole.

“The central image of the exhibitional space is the recollection of ‘big’ styles of avant gard art and the idea of an exhibition itself as a historical event. In the author’s opinion it’s not about restoration but rather about experiencing an avand gart gesture and experiment in a present situation, using the polyphony of available approaches. Therefore, the exhibition is a transmission of an experimental search, where one can observe the walls of the artist’s studio, where before their very eyes the new ideas are springing up and are continuously being realized.

The exhibition environment tries to become a collective image of the exhibition experiences of ‘Russian futurism’,, which is quite aggressive in comparison with the institutional displays of our day. The installation’s structure sometimes delicately parodies the ordinary exhibition space design. In the gallery there is a white cube – a canon of sterility, which is broken from the inside.

Igor Shuklin