The IGUMO Gallery and the MKIK exhibition space opened a large exhibition titled ‘After the Forecast’. It was a continuation of the ‘2072:PROGNOZ’ project (also translated as ‘2072: Forecast’). That event brought together artists and representatives of science in an attempt to predict the future on the basis of their intuition, imagination, and real facts. The exhibition also featured artworks by students.
The project authors made an attempt to look beyond the time horizon, through the prism of rapidly changing ethical and aesthetic norms and current problems in anthropology, ecology, physics, genetics, urban studies, and other important areas.
“The exhibition reflects the idea of the impossibility to be static in the process of forecasting. Life is transforming too actively and the forecasts are changing together with it. In this case, the curators designed this exhibition to be as plastic and fluid as possible”, comment the project organisers. The exhibition will change over the course of the month. The organisers will supplement it with new works.
The project curators are Evgenia Sterlyagova, multimedia artist and Dean of the Journalism and Publishing College of MKIK, Ekaterina Finkelstein, artist and clinical psychologist, and Elizaveta Zemlyanova, Dean of the Design College of MKIK and curator of the Days of Contemporary Art (DOCA) international festival.
During the opening of the exhibition, Evgenia Sterlyagova talked in detail about the works and gave the floor to guest artists: Anna Mitereva, Andrey Birger, Tatyana Klyat, Irina Gulyakina, Elena Blagos, and Aleksandr Kashin.
Within the ‘After the Forecast’ exhibition, students of the International College for Arts and Communication (MKIK) presented photo projects exploring the future of humanity and nature. They raised topical social and environmental issues.
On the opening day, Marina Volynkina, Rector of IGUMO, congratulated the project participants. She introduced the new director of the IGUMO Gallery Vasilisa Lebedeva and announced an auction of student works, which will be organized by the exhibition space’s artist and curator.
After the exhibition opening and curatorial tour of the space, there was the Rebirth as a Young Girl performance by Yulia Baranyuk.
Within the exhibition project, the students will manage to communicate with artists and scientists. Next week, the students will meet the curators again to find out more about the presented works and the organisation of the exhibition. They will also learn many interesting facts about oil during the meeting with the artist and engineer Anna Mitereva.
Thanks to some of the art objects, the visitors became full-fledged participants of the exhibition. For example, the artist Elena Blagos invited everyone present to formulate their forecast for the coming decades and place it on a slice of a huge tree. That was the main object of her project titled The Planet’s New Religion.
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Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov26.03.2022