Русский / English
Moscow Museum of Modern Art and "New Rules" under the
patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian
Federation presents:

Solo exhibition "DANGER! MUSEUM" by the Russian artists Vladimir
Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov .
The opening takes place on June 3, 2009 as a collateral event during the
Venice Biennale program.
As an institution, the art museum accumulates a large amount of
powerful energy from various dynamic and creative spirits, which it then
shares with the audience. Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov
reveal the secret life of an imaginary museum hidden from the viewer's eye.
Renaissance, avant-garde and mass-media images are synthesized in the
monumental paintings created for this project. The texture of large canvases
and the smell of oil are still regarded as essential attributes of the Old
Masters, which refer to the heritage of Raphael, Tintoretto, Durer, Veronese,
da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt and many other great masters.
The audience, however, should be prepared for something
unexpected. While they are looking at the paintings, the paintings are
observing them. Thus, the viewer becomes a part of the installation. The
museum is not a safe place for the audience anymore. We are constantly
being watched, even in the quiet and cool exhibition halls. The relationship
between art and the audience becomes a crucial part of the project, no less
important than the paintings themselves. This dynamic interaction provides
food for the artists' further projects and research.