Distance is short between social action and contemporary art in Russia. The young generation of artists mostly get their inspiration from the contemporaneity of the Russian society. They produce an art bold and sharp, full of energy and agressive drive.
The show curated in the Museum of Modern Art of Warsaw, by David Ter-Oganyan, son of the renowned conceptualist artist Avdei Ter-Oganyan, presents a series of works by young Russian artists, important for the Moscow art scene today. It includes not just Russians, but also artists from former Soviet republics and from Western countries.
The works presented by the “Angry birds” artists is a form of protest art, as these same artists did came to the Bolotnaya Square in Moscow last December, for the most massive protest action of the last 15 years.
With his painting, drawing or installation, each artist provides his own analysis of the situation and his voice to the current rise of protest movements in Russian but also in many other countries from Egypt to Spain.
More info about the show on the museum’s website
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