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”.