Slav Squatt is one of many representative elements of the post-communistic street life. However, this one, in particular, gained a lot of popularity through its contiguous and perverted character. It has become something out of nothing! A trend, an internet hit a something to be proud of as a part of your social status, a simple pose that is loaded with the meanings and broad enough to serve as an inspiration for the art project.
Let us introduce you this phenomena in the exhibition Slav Squatting and Its Discontents that occupied MeetFactory Gallery till 4 November.
Artist Talk with Ukranina-born Russian artist Oleg Kulik will take place on 16 October. He is best known for his performances in which he assumes the role of a dog, frequently chaining himself to objects and other people. By communicating through violent, unpredictable physical action in lieu of verbal commands, Kulik hopes to reach "a conscious falling out of the human horizon," he has explained. The artist’s intention as a provocateur is in bringing to the light the radical religious and societal conservatism he feels has taken over Russian society.
Program is in English
23 October, 18:30 performative lecture with curator Piotr Sikora and Max Lysáček
30 October, 18:30 performative lecture with curator Piotr Sikora and Lenka Balounová