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september 12 an artist's exhibition will open at the Space on Malaya Posadskaya Alexei Parygin "Art / Business". This project, first exhibited in 2015, is one of the links in the artist's long-standing reflections on the theme of money in art and society.
In 1996-1998, Parygin worked on a series of canvases entitled "Contemplation of Money," with applications of real money in circulation at the time, and an artist's book in a single copy. In 2000, the concept of "Art is Business/Business is Art" was born, which was realized in the performance "312/20," first shown publicly in January 2021 at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. Finally, in June-July 2015, the exhibition "Art is Business/Business is Art" was held in the exposition space at Nevsky 20 (Rotunda).
This year's Art/Business exhibition is a new occasion for reflection and discussion on the problems of the art business and the category of money in art in today's realities.
Alexey Parygin sees an alternative future for both the art world and humanity as a whole, a culture of posturbanism based on an organic coexistence with the outside world. Posturbanism is his authorial socio-philosophical concept in the spirit of neo-futurism, based on the idea of life outside modern civilization, born from a series of projects about money and art as a business. In the manifesto of posturbanism the artist calls on his colleagues to forget "about their stupid and greedy dealers and galleries" and to enter the natural eco-environment, which can be an article for them at the same time home, workshop, exhibition space and museum.
Alexei Parygin is a Russian artist: painter, graphic artist, book artist, sculptor, teacher. Candidate of Art History (2002). Collector of graphics. Since the end of the 1970s, is engaged in painting, graphics and books. Participant of 300 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including 15 personal exhibitions. Member of the St.-Petersburg Artists Union. Author of two monographs on the history of silkscreen prints and articles on the history of typography. She is an author of a social-philosophical utopian theory - "posturbanism", a conception of the future movement of art and society. Posturbanism manifesto published in Russian (2010) and French (2018). Major personal projects: "Contemplation of Money" (1998), "Art is Business" (2000), "Art in the Woods" (2005), Posturbanism Project (2010), "The City as an Artist Subjectivity" (2020).
The Art/Business exhibition will run until October 22, 2022. For more details and opening hours, please visit the "Space on Malaya Posadskaya" account in the social network VKontakte and on the Timepad events page.
Curator: Dana Makaridina
Organizer: Student Association "Aesthetics: art business," under the guidance of Tatiana Sholomova, PhD in Philosophy and Ethics, Associate Professor at the Institute of Human Philosophy of the Herzen State Pedagogical University.
Participation is free, registration is required at the link 101st.timepad…t/2163583/. Entrance to the building of the Herzen State Pedagogical University is subject to the presentation of an entrance ticket and ID card.