Nedko Solakov and Luchezar Boyadjiev at Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons: Works From The Arteast 2000+ Collection
In the first months of 2015, Sariev Contemporary's artists Nedko Solakov and Luchezar Boyadjiev will participate in the group show "Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons: Works From The Arteast 2000+ Collection" at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
6 February - 19 April 2015
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Marina Abramović, Yury Albert, Nika Autor (in collaboration with Marko Bratina, Ciril Oberstar and Jurij Meden (Obzorniška Fronta/Newsreel front), Yury Avvakumov, Jože Barši, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Geta Brătescu, Alexander Brener and Barbara Schurtz, Olga Chernysheva, Chto Delat group, Lana Čmajčanin, Vuk Ćosić (in collaboration with Alexei Shulgin and Andreas Broeckmann), Goran Đorđević, Nuša & Srečo Dragan, Vadim Fishkin, Gyorgy Galantai, Gorgona, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid, Dmitry Gutov, Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Tibor Hajas, Ibro Hasanović, IRWIN, Sanja Iveković, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Alexander Kosolapov, Jarosław Kozłowski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Oleg Kulik, Zofia Kulik, Andreja Kulunčić (in collaboration with Ibrahim Ćurić, Said Mujić, Osman Pezić), Vladimir Kupriyanov, KwieKulik, Laibach, Yury Leiderman, Kazimir Malevič, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Jan Mlčoch, Andrey Monastyrsky, Ivan Moudov, Via Negativa, Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK group), OHO Group, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Marko Pejhan, Dan Perjovschi, Tadej Pogačar, Darinka Pop-Mitić, Zoran Popović, Dmitry Prigov, Franc Purg & Sara Heitlinger, Guia Rigvava, Mykola Rydny, Józef Robakowski, Alexander Roitburd, Arsen Savadov, KAlin Serapionov, Nebojša Šerić–Šoba, Nedko Solakov, SOSka group, Ilija Šoškić, Petr Štembera, Mladen Stilinović, Krassimir Terziev, Raša Todosijević, Slaven Tolj, Milica Tomić, Goran Trbuljak, Josip Vaništa, Sašo Vrabič, Vadim Zakharov, Dragan Živadinov with Dunja Zupančič and Miha Turšič, Konstantin Zvezdochetov
Curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva, and Bojana Piškur
Organized in collaboration with Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
The exhibition features more than 60 artists and art collectives, with works ranging from the 1960s to the present.
The Arteast 2000+ Collection was the first museum initiative to focus on the work of postwar avant-garde Eastern European artists in a broader international context. Since it was established in 2000, the Collection has developed a reputation for providing an extensive overview of art from the region. Perhaps most importantly, it also offers insight into common sociopolitical concerns shared by artists from former socialist countries, charting how these have evolved from the 1960s through the time of transition in the 1990s to the current context of global neoliberal capitalism.
Bringing together artists from various cultural terrains within Eastern Europe and the former USSR, the selection of works from the collection is a powerful tool for understanding the conditions of art production, its historicization and distribution in a region defined by a shared socialist context. Central to the exhibition is the recognition that what united the different cultural spaces within that region—the shared issues that have been articulated in our recent past—are again increasingly relevant today. As the title suggests, Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons highlights the identification of a common struggle for artistic and individual liberties during the socialist regimes of the former Yugoslavia and USSR, as well as other Eastern and Central European countries, and asks for the first time how these resonate today in our post-socialist reality. Organized around five open-ended “lessons,” the works put forward a grammar for strategies used in search of freedom, highlighting art’s potential in making individual voices heard and in confronting or overcoming ideology, conflicts, and not least, wars (from the Balkans in the 1990s, to the most recent conflicts in Ukraine).
For more info visit www.garagemca.org/en