The solo exhibition by Ivan Moudov is part of his ongoing research, willing to defy and deconstruct traditional codes of the art world. “First, Admit You Have a Problem“ revolves around a healing programme for art dealers and collectors, main actors of the fast producing and consuming art world.
Inspired by this problem, Moudov created the Collectors Anonymous (CA) – a mutual aid system to help collectors to recognize their obsession and give up collecting as intended in the contemporary art scenario. The healing programme consists of a series of anonymous group meetings, occurring every Tuesday at 6 pm for the duration of the show.
Besides introducing these sessions, “First, Admit You Have a Problem” consists of a series of “energetic” paintings to facilitate the process of recovery and a complete homeopathic program, developed by the artists in collaboration with Dr. Ivaylo Dimitrov, a psychiatrist and homeopath specialized in addictions and substance dependencies.