ARTISTS AND THEMES THAT REFLECT THE SPIRIT OF THE TIMES. What is Modernity and How to Relate to the Historical Context When Working on an Exhibition?
Lecture by Alexander Burenkov
The lecture is available only for participants of the "School for Young Artists" program
In July 2013, American critic Michael Sanchez published a landmark article Art in Transmission in Artforum, in which he described the paradigm of exhibition production, which is changing under the influence of the mass distribution of smartphones. The ubiquity of screens and the ubiquitous availability of cheap internet have changed both the way artists and curators of contemporary art work, and the way viewers perceive exhibitions. The lecture will touch upon the issues of the relationship between the modern economy of attention, social context, aesthetics and the post-Internet situation, which are reflected both in the conflict space of the gallery, exhibition space and the traditional "white cube", and in the specifics of artistic and curatorial practices that have changed in recent decades. Changes in the production and dissemination of contemporary art and new artistic strategies arising in response to these processes.
Alexander Burenkov is an independent curator of contemporary art exhibitions and educational projects, researcher, art critic, teacher at Sreda Obucheniya school, British School of Design and the Faculty of Art Management at the RMA Business School. Laureate of the State Prize in the field of contemporary art "Innovation" (2017) in the nomination "Curator of the Year". Curator of more than 20 exhibitions in Russia and Europe, including “20:20. Time has stopped” (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2020), “Artificial Gaze” (Cosmoscow art fair, 2019), etc. Author of numerous publications. Lives and works in Moscow.