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Petroliana

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Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Petrovka   1 march 2007 — 1 april 2007

curator

  • Elena Sorokina

project description

At the end of the 19th century, oil entered the collective imagination as a major symbol of progress. Petroleum embodied the promise of industrial modernity to create a decent society for the masses, transformed by the labour saving inventions. But during the 20th century, petroleum has undergone spectacular metamorphoses in public opinion. Today petroleum presents itself as a material whose supplies are constantly depleted, as something that has a strategic role on the world market, and as a part in the mythologies of different societies. Petroleum often fuels social inequalities, creating extravagant and riotous lifestyles for some and involving the others in disastrous international adventures. It has become a sign of excessive consumerism and energy-addiction in Western societies and a symbol of corporate greed and environmental irresponsibility, a metaphor of an unprecedented unjust distribution of wealth in modern Russia. The exhibition Petroliana (Oil Patriotism) was envisioned as a critical inquiry. The participants of the exhibition address both the actual role of petroleum and its representation in film and media.

organiser

  • Moscow government
  • Moscow Committee of Culture
  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art
  • Elena Sorokina

artists

  • Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri
  • Armageddon (Film)
  • Art not Oil
  • Justin Beal
  • Ursula Biemann
  • BP
  • Ilya Budraitskis and Maria Kurzina
  • Sergei Bugaev Afrika
  • Bureau dEtudes
  • Heidi Cody
  • Christopher Draeger
  • Yevgeniy Fiks
  • Anton Ginzburg
  • Johan Grimonprez and Charlotte Louzon
  • Olga Kisseleva
  • Ilya Kitup
  • Elena Kovylina
  • Jan Kopp
  • Demian Kuleshov
  • Ellen K. Levy
  • Armin Linke
  • Erbosyn Meldibekov
  • Jason Middlebrook
  • Andrey Molodkin
  • Antony Muntadas
  • Ivan Navarro
  • Ahmet Ogut
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Oliver Ressler and Dario Azzellini
  • REP Group
  • Oksana Shatalova and Alla Girik
  • Wael Shawky
  • Sean Snyder
  • Matthew Suib
  • David Ter-Oganyan
  • The Yes Men

under support

  • ARTStrelka projects
  • NB Gallery, Moscow
  • Vostochnaya Gallery, Moscow
  • I-20 Gallery, New York




A full-length article about the project will be in the catalogue of the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art which is coming out on the 1st March.








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