Vadim Zakharov: George Orwell / 7 Dictators / Duchamp prostate

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Curator Chiara Valci Mazzara, Hyein Park

The solo show of Vadim Zakharov at Kang Contemporary presents a newly conceived body of works by the renowned Moscow Conceptual artist. The exhibition George Orwell / 7 Dictators / Duchamp prostate displays selected pieces belonging to three new series together with renowned works. The pieces are linked by the main concept of the act of overlaying images, words, quotes and symbols, the semantics and the signifiers: those constructing a show in which the artistic process together with some of the most important topics addressed by Zakharov are presented to the public through an attentive and cohesive installation. For the first time displaying a selection of works on paper, multi-layered offset prints and gold leaf as well as three dimensional works.

A series in which quotes from Animal Farm by George Orwell are tweaked and actualised to our times – mirroring the present social and political Zeitgeist,– a series in which the artist playfully acts on the meta meaning of well-known artists names and works (such as Marcel Duchamp) and pieces created through the graphic manipulation of french slogans of the 68’ will be shown in the gallery spaces, introducing a new production of Vadim Zakharov.

The body of works of one of the most representative artist of our times stands as a unique selection which constitutes a new season in the frame of the production of Vadim Zakharov and a unique opportunity to observe how his work develops from large scale installations, performance and theatre pieces into artworks which enclose the wide, complex and multifaceted system of references, concepts and meta signifiers characterizing the artist’s creative process.

The video documentation of the performances of Zakharov will be displayed on the large glass window on the outside part of the gallery inviting the public to an all-embracing experience.

Vadim Zakharov was born in Dushanbe in 1959. He is an artist, editor, archivist of the Moscow Conceptual art scene, collector. Since 1978 he took part in exhibitions of unofficial art. Since 1992 he has published the Pastor magazine and founded the Pastor Zond Edition. Vadim Zakharov is the author of the Adorno Monument in Frankfurt am Main (2003). His retrospective 25 Years on One Page was held at the Tretyakov Gallery in 2006. He represented Russia at the Venice Biennale in 2013 with the project Danaë. He lives and works in Berlin.

The gallery is closed on mondays.

Past events

Berlin, KANG Contemporary Opening: George Orwell / 7 Dictators / Duchamp prostate


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