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Exhibition Reception: Maria Agureeva
October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Agureeva | The dust of Perl will settle down on soft skin covering all the cracks
Exhibition & Residency | Atrium Gallery
September 10 – October 26, 2018
Tuesday, October 16 | 6-8 PM
*This event has been postponed from September 29 to October 16.
Moscow-based visiting artist Maria Agureeva presents an exhibition of new works organized around her multi-channel film installation, The Dust (2018), a work that intentionally erases border lines between documentary and performance, and synthesizes the key methods the artist uses in her larger body of work. The nearly hour-long film depicts Agureeva portraying either a worker or an artist in the workshop, who demonstrates a scrupulous process of making a piece of art and perfecting it. First, she makes a gypsum mould of her own knee, then she casts it in pink plastic, and then she starts its fervent and obsessive grinding with a special device. The ritualized dramaturgy is accompanied by a minimalistic drumming soundtrack. A series of sculptures will accompany the film, providing contrast to the dematerialized form.
From September 10- October 26, 2018, Agureeva’s installation will be on view in the Atrium Gallery. The closing reception on October 16 is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.