"20:20. TIME HAS STOPPED". EXHIBITION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF BURO'S FESTIVAL. ИEW COOГ
Starting October 20 and lasting till November 15, 2020 the exhibition project "20:20. Time has stopped" is dedicated to the study of new rituals and habits that appeared or were exacerbated in 2020 - during a pandemic and general social instability. The exhibition is a part of the annual cross-cultural festival BURO. ИEW COOГ, organized by BURO online publication, at MMOMA Educational Center in Ermolaevsky Lane with support of Cosmoscow Foundation and Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Cosmoscow Foundation curator Alexander Burenkov invited 10 young Russian artists to establish a dialogue, and who created their new projects specifically for the exhibition and charity auction scheduled for December 2020. The exhibition was included in Parallel Program of the VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.
Participating artists: Artem Go, Dagnini, Vladimir Kartashov, Kirill Makarov, Albina Mokhryakova, Anna Rotayenko, Igor Samolet, Nikita Seleznev, Sofa Skidan, Anna Tagantseva-Kobzeva.
"20:20. Time has stopped" received it's name in honour of one of Igor Samolet's projects. The artist ironically interprets the habit of taking screenshots of the iphone screen when double numbers appear on the clock in his textile sculptures, called "content-forms". Creating a new "content form" at the end of 2020, dedicated not only to a specific ritual of making wishes, but also to the dynamics of the past year, which exacerbated all the contradictions of social relations, the artist seems to be trying to stop the time itself, inevitably moving towards the next wave of COVID-19 and new social and economic shocks.