Mar 2, 2017 7:00 AM - Apr 4, 2017
BABY, I LIKE IT RAW
Post-Eastern Bloc Photography & Video
Curated by MARIE TOMANOVA & THOMAS BEACHDEL
With special video screenings opening and closing nights
EXHIBITION - MARCH 2-APRIL 4, WEEKDAYS 10AM-6PM in the Gallery
OPENING RECEPTION: March 2, 7-10PM
Exhibiting artists include
Masha Demianova, Gorsad, Daniel King, Sasha Kurmaz, Sonya Kydeeva, Slava Mogutin, George Nebieridze, Anya Schiller, Marie Tomanova, Irina Yulieva
Sam Centore, Samira Elagoz, Becky Factory, Slava Mogutin, Marie Tomanova, Martynka Wawrzyniak
The West has grown fat, fat, fat and gluttonous. Post-WWII, it has devoured everything and spun a global web of consumer desire, shaping identity through materialism and media.
More than only geographically isolated until the early 1990s, what once was the Eastern Bloc is now defining itself with and against a consumer history it never really had.
Raw desires and energy—youth culture—come into tension with the ghosts of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. Larry Clark and Gosha Rubchinskiy greet each other in the Brutalist architectural spaces of conformity
West and East mix, breed, copulate, produce. Harmony Korine, you are to the West what Boris Mikhailov is to the East. If we were to find you all young and willing, easy and free…, and put you in a room, it might be something like this show. It might smell like black cigarettes, sex, and alcohol. It would be cold.
It would be hot. It would shine brilliant and real. Clothing would be cast-off with innocence. There might be blood on the snow and the concrete. SOME OF YOU WILL BECOME GREAT. Some of you will be lost among the plastic bottles and dirty socks. Some of your know...Baby, I Like it RAW!
Czech Center New York, Brooklyn Archival
321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
From: Mar 2, 2017 7:00 AM
To: Apr 4, 2017