ARE PROUD TO PRESENT:
WE ARE HERE
an exhibition by Ludmila Belova, Alexandra Dementieva,
Anna Frants, Ivan Govorkov, Elena Gubanova and Marina Koldobskaya
3rd June, 2011 at 5 PM
Venice, Italy: Dorsoduro 1686
Waterbus stop: San Basilio
Curated by: Silvia Burini. Supported By: Cyland Media Art Lab; National Center for Contemporary Arts, St.Petersburg Branch; St. Petersburg Arts Project; Fondazione Universita Ca Foscai.
“God Possibly Surrounds” – said the poet Alexander Vvedensky. It was in Leningrad in 1930. A completely different age, a different country, a different city – everything was different and had a different name. But these words have remained because no more important words could be said.
History, one way or around, “surrounds” – the everyday career and domestic fighting against a background of the global news: vibrations of the political regimes, fluctuations of the social climate, economic booms and crises, marvels of science and fancies of art.
The poet said: “Possibly”. If there is enough levity, we assume that all that is happening has a meaning. If there is enough courage, we do not assume. “The star of non-sense shines, It alone is bottomless” – that’s what he said.
“God” is the one who called you, and, whether you like it or not, you will have to reply: “This is I”.
So, if He – Possibly – Surrounds, then where – in reality – are we?
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NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
CYLAND MEDIA LABORATORY
ST.PETERSBURG ART PROJECTS INC
V festival of cybernetic art CYBERFEST 2011
which will be held in St. Petersburg on November 18-25.
We accept suggestions from artists, curators, culture personalities, who want to take part in 5th Cyberfest – send your applications for participation through the festival website www.cyberfest.ru.
SHOW US YOUR TONGUE
Tongues could be simple or complex, archaic or modern, alive and dead, one’s own and somebody else’s. One’s own, native tongue, is, as a rule, but one. We acquire it practically at birth and lose it together with life.