ONE NIGHT STAND Gallery
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT, THE SHADOWS DISAPPEAR, THE SHOW IS OVER :: 30.05.2017 :: 20:00
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT, THE SHADOWS DISAPPEAR, THE SHOW IS OVER
The presentation of works by Vadim Fiškin at ONE NIGHT STAND Gallery comes from the attempt to join the two seemingly different artistic approaches. Although opposite at first glance they both share the tireless urge to comment, explore and present apparently banal everyday objects, spaces and phenomena in an non-pretentious ways. Fiškin’s home-made experiments and artistic interventions face-off with Moudov’s continuous investigation of different kinds of presentations of art to create a unique story, in which the main and supporting characters become blurred.
Three displayed works – dealing with ideas of light as a phenomenon, a source and its presentation – represent a fragment from the practice of this tireless artistic researcher. The abstract topic of these works and the playfulness of their execution feel like a welcome sigh of relief from the problems and gravitas of everyday life. Even though the main thread of his art deals with everyman’s daily issues, his lyrical little tales are full of inventiveness that will charm even the daily complainers.
Fiškin’s works in general, with their multilayered poeticism and their non-intrusive charm, poke the bubbles we inhabit. Bubbles full of routines we forget to notice and habits which we take for granted. And it is precisely this symptom of “obviousness” that has to be challenged over and over again, day-in, night-out.
Curator Alenka Gregorič