Doublethink — a notion, introduced by George Orwell in his novel-antiutopia “1984”. It denotes the state of individual mind, when one’s reasoning is based on the mutually incompatible ideas and believes. In a narrow sense doublethink is nothing else but hypocrisy. In the present, broad and morally neutral sense it is a mosaic mentality, which creates weird “multilingualism” and the corresponding way of reaction.
A group exhibition of four young artists at Stella Art Foundation at Mytnaya ulitsa, titled “Doublethink” is dedicated to a spontaneously developing new art language, to be more exact — to languages, as today art is trying to speak two or even several languages at a time.
Text, interview: Vladimir Levashov
Languages: Russian, English