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Open air swimming pool named after malevich

 

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Open Club gallery
20 september 2011 — 9 october 2011

Opening night 19.09.2011 at 18:45

Curators: Gerasim Kuznetsov and Anna Russova

Organizator: Peterson gallery

Artists:

  • Tatiana Antoshina
  • Vita Buivid
  • Arendt sisters
  • Katerina Dronova
  • Gerasim Kuznetsov
  • Damir Muratov
  • Arkady Nasonov
  • Alexander Pogorzhelski
  • Maria Potapenkova
  • Anna Russova


The new project by a group of artists from Moscow is dedicated to the art of swimming. We know that all living creatures, including homo sapiens, emerged from water. The first nine months of our lives take place in the aquatic environment. Many adults still experience swimming as an unearthly bliss or weightless flight. In this regard, it is impossible to overestimate the importance of swimming pools.

The works included in the project, are quite versatile. The aesthetics of sports and recreational swimming smoothly flows into current ethical themes of freedom and necessity, the revolutionary nature of art and water treatment. A separate sub-theme is the famous outdoor swimming pool Moscow, which existed in the center of the capital for 35 years, from 1960 to 1994. Participants in the project have reason to believe that Kazimir Malevich's Suprematism was the true ideological source of the construction in Moscow of the world's largest metaphysical outdoor swimming pool.

The project features works done in a variety of artistic techniques: painting, drawing, photography, objects, installations, and video, using real water.



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