Opening Reception

M.I.R.: Polite Guests from the Future

When
Sat Aug 23 (full schedule below)
Where
Kadist Art Foundation
Time
2-7pm
Cost
Free
Tags
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Description

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 9, 6-9pm

Exhibition dates: July 9 – August 23, 2014

Gallery hours: Wednesdays – Saturdays 2-7pm, or by appointment

M.I.R.: Polite Guests from the Future is the first solo exhibition in the U.S. by Moscow-based artist, Arseniy Zhilyaev. Implementing the museum as a medium, Zhilyaev models his approach after the “negative display” exhibitions of A. Fedorov-Davydov, a Soviet art historian who disregarded the authenticity and centrality of the museological object in favor of depicting social processes. The second chapter of an ongoing investigation initiated at Kadist, Paris, this iteration of the imaginary Museum of Russian History (M.I.R.) focuses on outer space conquests under the flag of the “Russian Cosmic Federation.” For the exhibition, Zhilyaev critiques the political climate of Russia with a revisionist and speculative eye, tracing the nation's intergalactic achievements—from their origins in the “polite politics” of the early 21st century, to the future space militia, charged to defend the Tarantula Nebula RCΦ 0021.

Schedule

Kadist Art Foundation
3295 20th Street
San Francisco, CA
Sat Aug 23 (2-7pm)
Exhibition Closing

More Info

Link
http://kadist.org/en/programs/all/1903
Call
415-738-8668
Email
Contact Form (account required)

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Location

  1. Kadist Art Foundation
    3295 20th Street, San Francisco, CA