ENTROPIA

ENTROPIA:
how to inhabit suffocating landscapes?

2019. We now irremediably entered the Anthropocene : a new geological era in which human activity became the main factor in the planet’s transformation.


Our impact on earth speeds up the entropy of natural ecosystems, which are progressively being replaced by human-altered landscapes. These unprecedented disruptions provoke disorder, imbalance and erosion, in such a way that entropy is no longer an abstract concept but instead an obvious reality.


ENTROPIA is a reflection of this alarming deterioration of landscapes. The artworks presented in the exhibition are an attempt to repair, collect, classify, aestheticize or simply keep a trace of the tangible world as we’ve known it until this day.
 

30 august - 5 september 2019

// events

 

opening 30 august

oleksii podat : live music 

ivan skoryna : live music 

valeriya tarasenko & stanislav tolkachev : live music

maria drozdova : performance

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finissage 5 september

unwavemenot : live music

NFNR : live music 

Komitet : live music 

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// exhibition views 

pictures above were shot by Yaroslav Kozlitin

// artworks

Mary Lydon, Greetings from the 5th dimension - Sculpture, Wood, stone, concrete, spray-paint.
Mary Lydon, Greetings from the 5th dimension - Sculpture, Wood, stone, concrete, spray-paint.

Mary Lydon is fascinated by the uncanny atmosphere of remote and abandoned buildings. She works in situ with her spray paint, humbly reinscribing some shape and aesthetics in a clustered and degraded landscape. Her artistic gesture of photographing or sculpting is a way to seize what is falling apart. Some of her actions may remain unnoticed, but still play a cathartic role to momentarily escape from the disorder of our contemporary ruins.

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Alexia Chevrollier, Rust Drawings - Drawings, Rust on paper. Palimpsest - Painting, Rust on cotton,
Alexia Chevrollier, Rust Drawings - Drawings, Rust on paper. Palimpsest - Painting, Rust on cotton,

Alexia Chevrollier artificially speeds up the process of iron oxidation in order to extract some “rust juice” which she uses as a replacement of traditional paint. From variations of reddish-brown colors emerge shapes like veins of trees or paths in a landscape. The aesthetic result has something intriguingly organic to it, even though the use of rust as the main material both alludes to industrialization and to the entropic degradation of matter, metaphorically accelerated by the human hand.

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Maria Drozdova, The mirror - Performance
Maria Drozdova, The mirror - Performance

Maria Drozdova’s performance embodies our collective consciousness facing the ongoing ecological disaster: the mirror, once cleaned out of the soil which covered it, reveals the human face of the artist as a metaphor for our denial regarding the emergency.

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Mary Lydon, Greetings from the 5th dimension - Sculpture, Wood, stone, concrete, spray-paint.
Mary Lydon, Greetings from the 5th dimension - Sculpture, Wood, stone, concrete, spray-paint.

Mary Lydon is fascinated by the uncanny atmosphere of remote and abandoned buildings. She works in situ with her spray paint, humbly reinscribing some shape and aesthetics in a clustered and degraded landscape. Her artistic gesture of photographing or sculpting is a way to seize what is falling apart. Some of her actions may remain unnoticed, but still play a cathartic role to momentarily escape from the disorder of our contemporary ruins.

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