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28 July 12:00

Pavilion, New Holland Island


Year: 2019

Director: Albert Soldatov

Country: Russia

Duration: 11 minutes

A loft is the space between yesterday’s party and tomorrow’s exhibition. Today, it seems as though time has stopped. Anything can happen. Any incident could become an artistic or near-artistic statement. A rave, an event, an exhibition, even a party, for example for a birthday, can have the spirit of an artistic event if properly decorated and advertised in social networks. Even the absence of events, just hanging out in the creative space, can also be classed as some kind of «creative procrastination» or critical of the world of doing nothing. Modern art — performance, installation, video, becomes part of fashionable leisure time, part of a lifestyle. A kind of «psychedelic» pastime, in which the boundaries between everyday reality and artistic gesture are blurred, becomes commonplace

фото Albert Soldatov

Albert Soldatov

Artist, filmmaker

Born in 1980 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, specializing as a graphic artist. Having graduated, Soldatov worked in painting and design. He then enrolled at the Rodchenko Moscow Photography and Multimedia School (2010-2014), in Krill Preobrazhensky’s studio. Soldatov applies his interest in new media, in particular video to the creation of narrative statements studying the language of film and video art.