On November 11 the Moscow Museum of Modern Art opened Countdown, a retrospective exhibition of Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina. The exposition features both solo and the most significant joint works of the artists. Curator: Elena Selina.
Igor Makarevich and Elena Yelagina started working as co-authors in 1990 to create the now well known Closed Fish Exhibition. Both artists are considered part of the Moscow Conceptualism.
Makarevich and Elagina approach their work analytically — they know how to handle archives and it is often historical documents that trigger a work or an installation, as it happened with the Closed Fish Exhibition (1990), Life in the Snow (1994) and many others. The work of the artists is inspired by literature and utopian ideas of the XX century — from the theory of resurrection developed by Russian philosopher Nikolai Fyodorov to ideas of Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin and other members of the Russian avant-garde.
The exhibition features several works from the Stella Art Foundation collection.