There is an old grammatical dilemma in Russian language; one can solve it by making a choice in favor of one meaning or another by adding a comma. The phrase “Execute no Mercy” will have a reverse meaning depending on a comma before or after “no”. This punctuation unleashes a decisive action for someone’s fate. Perhaps not so elegantly, but hopefully in a similarly ample and multi-layered way, we encrypted our stream of thought about time in the title of exhibition. This is a time in which we find ourselves today, a time which we still remember, a space of collective memory through which we can try and grasp the idea of “here and now”. An artist is always tuned into his time, and his ability to accentuate the right things can surpass the prevalent mood and understanding of history.
Natalya Baluta (Moscow) / Filipp Beloborodof (Petersburg) / Alexey Bogolepov (Petersburg) / Anastasia Bogomolova (Chelyabinsk) / Daria Gontsova (Petersburg) / Andrey Ivanov (Moscow) / Alla Mirovskaya (Moscow) / Evgeniy Molodtsov (Petersburg) / Natasha Podunova (Ekaterinburg) / Maria Sakirko (Moscow) / Elena Holkina (Moscow) / Elena Churikova (Moscow) / Fedor Shklyaruk (Moscow) / Katya Yushkevich (Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 24 Vosstaniya street, 2nd courtyard, ground floor art-cluster “Fligel”