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Women's Nano

 
Women's Nano

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RSUH Museum Center
12 october 2011 — 12 november 2011

Curators:

  • Nataliya Kamenetskaya
  • Masha Naimushina
  • Annouchka Brochet

Organizers:

  • Russian State University for the Humanities: Museum Center, Director Irina Bakanova
  • Institute of New Educational Technologies and Information, Director Sergey Kuvshinov

Artists:

  • Tania Antoshina
  • Maria and Natalia Arendt
  • Vika Begalskaya
  • Annouchka Brochet
  • Alexandra Dementieva
  • Anna Frants
  • Olga Jürgenson
  • Olga Kisseleva
  • Nataliya Kamenetskaya
  • Marina Lyubaskina
  • Alexandra Mitlyanskaya
  • Maria Mozgovenko
  • Masha Naimushina
  • Anastasya Nelyubina
  • Masha Ovchinnikova
  • Janna Rybak
  • RD Sisters (Umit Bek, Olesya Alekseyeva)
  • Vera Sazhina
  • Aidan Salakhova
  • TOTART (Natalia Abalakova, Anatoly Zhigalov)
  • Natasha Tsitsiashvili
  • Larisa Zvezdochetova
  • Marina Zvyagintseva
  • Natali Mali
  • Olga Kisseleva
  • Claudia Gomez
  • Olivier Leconte
  • Marina Chernikova


In colloquial Russian language the prefix nano- has abandoned its original meaning of the 10−9-multiplier long ago. In popular use 'nano' has become a noun with a neuter gender. It means something faceless, a super-particle, or super-fabric, or the fragment of it. Today 'nano' dominates mass consciousness in Russia stronger then much more palpable substances such as oil and gas ever did. In our mythologized consciousness, which already contains its archetypes, 'nano' has become a new myth, and its features and meanings have been shaped primarily by men's vision, for it is men's mind that dominates the public domain in Russia today, including science, finance, and  media worlds.

«Women's nano» explores the nano-world as a phenomenon of modern culture. As with any other emerging new trend, the shaping of  the nano-myth exposes the existing system of values, and the popular aspirations for the future. Women's creative energy gives 'nano' its new meanings and powers.

Unlike the majority of science art projects 'Women's Nano' has not aimed at teaming up artists with scientists. The exhibition rather draws subconscious artistic response to scientific progress.

Masha Naimushina

 







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