Boris Groys and Andro Wekua.Wait to Wait

Celebrated Russian philosopher Boris Groys and Georgian artist Andro Wekua were convened for this publication to compare and discuss their experiences of contemporary art: the Soviet era, the contemporary conditions of production and the concerns of a new generation of artists born in the 1970s. Wekua’s two large installations “Wait to Wait” and “Get Out of my Room” serve as touchstones for these topics. As Groys and Wekua also explore their generational differences–Groys recalling the critical and social solidarity of Russian art circles in the 1970s, Wekua noting the nomadism and ubiquity of “scene” for his generation–broader themes of loneliness, doubles, repetitions and waiting emerge, which are punctuated in the book by images of the two installations and several collages by Wekua.

Text: Keller Christoph . pp. ple; hardcover. Publisher: JRP Ringier, Zürich, 2009.

ISBN: 9783037640210| 3037640219

ID: 19810

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Celebrated Russian philosopher Boris Groys and Georgian artist Andro Wekua were convened for this publication to compare and discuss their experiences of contemporary art: the Soviet era, the contemporary conditions of production and the concerns of a new generation of artists born in the 1970s. Wekua’s two large installations “Wait to Wait” and “Get Out of my Room” serve as touchstones for these topics. As Groys and Wekua also explore their generational differences–Groys recalling the critical and social solidarity of Russian art circles in the 1970s, Wekua noting the nomadism and ubiquity of “scene” for his generation–broader themes of loneliness, doubles, repetitions and waiting emerge, which are punctuated in the book by images of the two installations and several collages by Wekua.

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