March 3 - April 9, 2017
Blue.Seventeen is a post-apocalyptic landscape that exists in the world “without us”: on the planet where we still exist as a species, leave traces — however, in this very moment we’ve stepped back, and from the active agents turned into spectators, detached from the action itself. Imagine the flight mode in a computer game, when one’s role of a player is replaced by the position of a scenery watcher: the one who got stuck in the moment, when the so-called present has not yet fallen into the past in order to free the space for some upcoming future. Here the linear passage of time is replaced by the relationship of co-composition amongst things and events, which are intentionally deprived of duration — the parameter that is inherently human-specific, as it is imposed by human determinism. Here the processes of production and consumption once reached its critical speed; and then “everything was so slow that even death became impossible, because dying itself was extended over such a long periods that it has become unbearable and no one wanted to die anymore.” (Neelova, 2016)
Jan 25th - Feb 23th 2017
Osnova Gallery will present an exhibition of Dunya Zakharova "– 77,8°C" which will represent works made over the last year: painting, drawing, sculpture.
The previous project "extinct species" in Osnova gallery showed form as a self-contained object, but now there is a reduction of form to the void. Excessively sensual pink faded to all shades of white. Convex turned into a plane and oval canvases on which depicted faces are stood still in a state of slipping from reality and painting is not actually “painting”.
In “Lonely Narcissus” the key artistic ambition of Dou is to merge all the processes that constitute his self-identification — both as a human-being and as an artist — in a singular hyper-process. In this ideal super-process the actions performed by Dou-the-Artist will be indivisible from the actions of Dou-the-Human in respect to both their conceptual and mundane components. The unwanted division between public and private life will be also eliminated. Consequently, everything that is to be happening with Dou himself will be simultaneously real and dreamlike, important and unimportant, pronounced and disclosed; simultaneously relevant and irrelevant to life and art merged together. The actual biography of Oleg Dou at some point will begin to convert into mythology in real time. Real characters that once contributed to the peculiar formation of Dou’s identity — as if to be commemorated, or on the contrary, in order to be punished — will be turned into mutants by the artist himself. With the help photography, sculpture and installation Dou will turn these people into magical creatures, various colour swatches and rags of faded sensations. Everything here will be shameless and beautiful. To love. Unicorns. Skin. Hatred. Berries and beauty-spots. Pain and porcelain. Shady blue… Everything here will be simultaneously Dou.
14 Sept 2016 – 10 Oct 2016
Osnova Gallery is pleased to announce A Great Sum (In Parts), curated by Yulia Spiridonova and coorganized by the creators of A New Nothing, Ben Alper and Nat Ward.
Sep 9th – 11th
For the next edition of Cosmoscow fair Osnova gallery will precent a solo show by young Russian, Helsinki based artist Andrey Bogush. The show will include photos from Proposals series and also a site specific installation made especially for the new edition on the fair.
Jun 28th – Sep 11th
As a part of the parallel program of the 5th International Biennale of Young Arts, Osnova Gallery is proud to present When Air Becomes Breath — the solo exhibition of works by Margo Trushina, curated by Sasha Burkhanova. The exhibition will include the recent works by Trushina produced in her studio in London, bringing together the majority of mediums and techniques utilised by the author: sculpture, light installation, photography, sound.