The exposition presents more than 500 exhibits - painting, sculpture, graphics, an object, a mosaic, a poster, as well as fragments of films, documentation of performances, archival materials from 34 museums and private collections.
The exhibition includes eight sections, which reveal the key themes of the era: “Ritual and Power”, “Sots Art”, “Religious Mysticism”, “Village”, “Childhood”, “Communities”, “History and Stopped Time”, "The disappearance." In the selected topics, the phenomena of official art are correlated with the phenomena of the underground and alternative culture according to the principle of the action of curved mirrors. Each section contains options for escapism, ways to fool time in order to go beyond the limits of Soviet reality and even further - beyond the limits of reality as such.
In the exhibition project, the art of the stagnation era will be considered for the first time in the context of the global problems of postmodernism. Despite the relative isolation, in the late USSR there was a transition from an industrial culture to an information culture. Soviet artists, as well as their Western counterparts, were faced with the problems of searching for identity, mixing languages, clashing local and global contexts.