Art Gallery Triangle


GEORGY OSTRETSOV: I'VE BEEN ABDUCTED HUNDREDS OF TIMES!


January 28 – February 28 2016
opening reception january 28 at 19:00





Triangle Gallery is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition of Georgy Ostretsov (born 1967, lives and works in Moscow).

“The knowledge I acquired on board the aliens’ spacecraft, which I scrutinized during my abduction, provides invaluable information about the initial forms of protoculture that we inherited from the outside. There are huge obelisks that contain information about events on Earth and about the alien origin of life all over the planet. These cyclopean sculptures are still standing in many parts of the world. In this project you can see several reduced copies of these obelisks, the reproductions of protocultural artefacts which I’ve seen in the aliens’ world. They also let me see the future, which is an unimaginable chimera and a combination of diverse possibilities: EMP and biological weapons, new ways to edit the DNA, the ghostlike fiery cities, an all-absorbing smart biomass, the temples of fate, and the trip to the inner self (the non-aging baby),” says Georgy Ostretsov, who has produced a new series of paintings, graphic works and objects for this exhibition.

Georgy Ostretsov is the author of "New Government" (NG), one of the most long-term projects in contemporary Russian art and an artistic anti-utopia that paradoxically predicted many political processes in contemporary Russia. This time, Ostretsov offers us a frightening futuristic picture of the collapse and transformation of human culture.

“I’m sure the current period of human civilization will become diluted amid cosmic stagnation. Modern culture is too weak to impress the Universe with its alleged achievements, unlike the ancient times, when Moses lifted his staff to part the waters of the Red Sea,” Ostretsov says.

In this new project, the artist turns his attention to timeless things and the search for the transcendental origin in the discourse of contemporary art. But the bitter eschatological tone, dirty grey colors and brutal dynamics of the majority of works in this collection convey the impression that this is not an abstract ironic deliberation about contemporary culture against the backdrop of eternity, but rather a deep reaction to the global historical process that we are witnessing.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
- Heavy Patients, Rabouan Mousson Gallery
2009
- Apocalypse, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow
- Banality and Eternity’, Triumph Gallery
- The Adventures of Robin Hood, Paradise Row, London
2008
- Dead Souls, Triumph Gallery
2005
- Lawlessness. Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow
2002
- Vandals and Generals of the New Government. Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow
2000
- New Government one-man exhibition, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow.
- Visitor one-man exhibition, Marble Palace (Branch of the State Russian Museum), St. Petersburg.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
- Enlightenment, 6th Moscow Bienniale of contemporary art, Cybercube, Moscow
- Liberation continued, Graz Museum, Graz.
2013
- Parts of the whole, 5th Moscow Biennial Exhibition of Modern Art, CCA Winzavod, Moscow.
2012
- Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature Of The Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London
2011
- Russian Landscape, Marat & Julia Guelman Gallery, Moscow
2010
- Love for Electricity, TM Project Gallery, Geneve
2009
- Russian Pavilion at 53rd Venice Biennale "Making Worlds"
- Another Mythology, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow
- Invasion:Evasion, Baibakov projects, Moscow
2008
- Moscow photo biennial. Moscow museum of contemporary art, Moscow
- Domestic Appliances, Flowers East, London
- Laughterlife, Paradise Row, London
2007
- 2nd Moscow Biennial of Modern Art, «Sots-Art», Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2006
- Cinemarathon curator project, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow.
2005
- «Russia-2,» Central House of Artists, Moscow.
- 1st Moscow Biennial of Modern Art, «Gender Passions,» Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.
2004
- Controlled Democracy. White Space Gallery. London.
- «Moscow-Warsaw,» Modern Art Center, Ujazd Castle,Warsaw.
2003
- New Countdown: Digital Russia with Sony.
- The New Government
 Against Global Net. The Central House of Artists, Moscow





 

 







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