Exhibition "Paradise in bunker"
Bunker under Alexanderplatz, Berlin
Quartett in Paradise
program ( Valeriyj Ayzenberg, Anton Litvin, Bogdan Mamonov, Liza
Morozova), founded in 1999, is one of the most extraordinary and
peculiar art unity on the Moscow art-scene. Every participant has
his own activity in the art-field, being an artist, curator, critic
or designer. Nevertheless they don't refuse from collective activity.
As to be united means to have a suitable way to demonstrate your
own principles, different from the laws of existing art-system ,
effectively. In most projects Escape, looking for alternative, analyses
and criticizes current art-system, that stopped developing, and
the art it produces.
In QUARTETT escape-artists disclose popular global myth, based on
the belief in the possibility of absolute fading of differences
between people in total communication. They give a new point of
view on the problem of cultures' interaction, on the possibility
of adequate communication between West and East.
doubt we see in the Others first of all ourselves. That's why culture,
in contradiction to usual opinion, doesn't play the role of a mediator
in communication, but rather is a barrier. Understanding is only
possible through the individual extra-effort, that the viewer has
to make. The aim of Escape program is to make individual's rapt
attention active. In this project viewer's attention is demanded
at its highest level.
Only person who is able to catch the difference between the process
of execution that he can watch and the sound that he can listen
to - to tell Beethoven from Shostakovich, comparing the picture
and the sound, - can apprehend the work QUARTETT sufficiently. In
this gap, between execution and result sound, art exists.
As for other viewers: they always have an opportunity just to listen
to good music.
It's exactly the individual extra-effort as the guarantee of real
mutual understanding that Paradise under Alexanderplatz is based
on. Net-connection between artists and curators from different countries
and open collective discussions provide an opportunity to ask questions
for better understanding. So the bars national, institutional, thematic
are broken. An alternative art, art of the future is emerging. However
alternative approach, which needs a long time approbation, can hardly
be found in its product at first sight. So it's rather useful to
demonstrate it as it is. That's the reason that QUARTETT, forethought
in 1999 and made in 2003 for Workshops of Art-Moskva, is present