Dates: March 21st - April 30th, 2023
Where: MMOMA on Petrovka, 25
Curator: Polina Askeri
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The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with ASKERI GALLERY, presents a new project by Pavel Polyansky, dedicated to two modern realities of life: the present and the virtual.
Polyansky's works not only analyze progressive changes in society, but also reveal the very essence of the intertwined machine technologies with biological, social, and spiritual human needs, placing both sides of the world on a single plane.
The key character in the artist's paintings is a woman, who in this context appears to the viewer as an embodiment of life created by nature. Placed in a natural environment or urban landscape, she is surrounded by various smart gadgets: drones fly over her head like birds, delivering packages and gifts, and robotic dogs accompany her on walks. The surface of the canvas is often covered with cracks, simulating a liquid crystal screen or pixel blur. The digital world noticeably becomes a part of reality.
Working in a unique technique similar to medieval grisaille, Polyansky predicts the sunset of the "new Middle Ages" - a time when people still fear excessive interference of technology in natural life processes, and partly anticipates the near future. Polyansky's painting portrays the uniqueness of the new world, in which people interact daily with various devices. Many of the artist's works, thus, represent a satire on a consumer society to which modern people belong. Polyansky is not afraid to collide humans and nature, nature and high technology, aesthetics and the warmth of the human body and the indifferent coldness of metal.
The exhibition will allow you to become acquainted with selected works of the artist, as well as to feel involved in the world of the future, full of delightful discoveries and inventions.