Spirit Labor: Duration, Difficulty, and Affect
The exhibition reflects on the effects of time on human beings and on their traces.
The Garage Museum in Moscow presents a group exhibition centred on the relentless passing of time. A diverse group of 30 artists, from different generations across Southeast and Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Eastern and Western Europe, reflect on the effect of time on human beings, imagining time as the only un-renewable resource.
The exhibition gathers together different points of view on time: from thoughtful works by On Kawara, who silently keeps track of the days passing by with his “Date Paintings“, to He Yunchang, who cut his body as a gesture of resistance to non-democratic forces, creating a strongly violent image. The title “Spirit Labor” refers to a practice of spirit that, according to artist Melati Suryodarmo, is central to the artistic practice.
Featured artists are Chingiz Aidarov, Vyacheslav Akhunov, Yuri Albert, Nikita Alexeev, Luchezar Boyadjiev, André Cadere, Eugenijus Antanas Cukermanas, Gino De Dominicis, Duan Yingmei, He Yunchang, Hamlet Hovsepian, On Kawara, Koh Nguang How, Vitaly Komar, Elena Kovylina, Andrey Kuzkin, Tetsuya Noda, Roman Opałka, Nam June Paik, Ghenadie Popescu, RASSIM®, Yoshiko Shimada, Mihai Stanescu, Fiete Stolte, Sun Furong, Melati Suryodarmo, Tehching Hsieh, Vyacheslav-Yura Useinov, Alexander Yulikov, Zhou Bin.
Exhibition reserved for 18 and older.
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, 9/32 Krymsky Val st.