press release

The focus of the exhibition is the subculture of graffiti, which took root in New York in the early 1970s. Today graffiti is one of the main trends of street art, which gradually conquers exhibition spaces of famous galleries and museums. The exhibition project explores the boundaries between marginal "guerrilla practices" and the commercialization of graffiti as an object of contemporary art. The exhibition will show photo and video documentation of significant graffiti projects of different years in the historical context, as well as works created specifically for the exhibition. "New technologies are becoming so accessible that, along with a can, are being used by graffiti artists. Attempts are made to create works by means of robots, drones and other special means. Ultimately, modern graffiti from difficult-to-read inscriptions on the walls are transformed into practices that are increasingly distinctly similar to hacking. The inscriptions on the walls are malicious code, a virus, a purposeful attempt to break into a working system. Along with hackers who, under the guise of innocuous programs, introduce their Trojans, graffiti artists use various methods for hacking and use various kinds of city arteries: walls of houses, subway trains, cars, objects of advertising infrastructure. Some deliberately "bombed" in the most prominent place, others mimic the consumer products, thus placing the "Trojan horse" in the mind of the consumer."

Mathieu Tremblin (France), Yamaguchi Takahiro (Japan), Filippo Minelli (Italy), Mirko Reisser / Daim (Germany), Brad Downey (USA), Tavar Zawacki / Above (USA), Heath Bunting (UK), John Fekner , Sasha Kurmaz (Ukraine), Pasha 183 (Russia), Kirill WHO (Russia), Stas Dobry (Russia), MVIN (Spain), Veli Silver (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Amos Angeles (Switzerland), 0331S (Russia) tods Seelie (USA), VladyArt (Italy), Henry Chalfant (USA) and others.

Curator of the exhibition, artist Igor Ponosov.