The exhibition opens with the poem “I Want a President” by the activist of the feminist movement Zo Leonard, written in 1992. For us, this is an occasion to reflect on the recent elections in different countries of the world that have shifted the balance of influence, to reflect on how many choices have an impact on the future and are based on past events.
“... I want to know when we agreed that the president was a fool: he is always a sex buyer and never a prostitute, always a boss and never a worker, always a liar, always a thief, and always not caught,” says Zo Leonard.
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The exposition “And again democracy?” Does not contain a straightforward look at all these questions, but rather offers multilayered layers of thoughts, risks and dreams that determine whether they threaten democratic foundations — what we have today.
- Takashi Murakami, Lion Occupying the Throne in My Heart (fragment). 2018
- (c) Takashi Murakami / Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
- Water for exposure is taken from the river every 6 days.
- On the territory of the art center a special refrigerating chamber has been designed, which turns the river water into a work of art.
- Each cube weighs 1 ton.
- The time interval during which the exposure lives is 6 days. During this time, the ice melts and it is replaced by another.
- For the exposition a special platform was made that can withstand a large weight of ice.
- In general, the exhibition weighs about 3 tons.Maurizio Cattelan. "Ave Maria". 2007Damien Hirst. "Saint Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain" ("Saint Bartholomew. Exquisite pain", 2006) The famous British artist Damien Hirst creates not only objects with sharks, tablets, and also sculptures: his new trend is point painting. In the spring of 2018, he presented to the public a new series of bright colorful works inspired by pointillism, which he described as “big abstract paintings [in the style of] Bonnard”.Sondra Perry reflects on how modern technology forms a personality. "Typhoon coming on" ("Typhoon is coming")The exhibition “Democracy Again?” In the PinchukArtCentre is open until January 6, 2019.Arthiv: read us at Telegraf and look on Instagram Prepared according to the PinchukArtCentre press release. Photos provided by PinchukArtCentre © 2018. Photographer: Maxim Belousov.