The exhibition Fifteen Centimetres by the artist Alexey Korsi will open at the Vadim Sidur Museum on November 11.
The manual of standards and rules for the Russian construction industry specifies that the thickness of partition walls between rooms in an apartment should be 15 centimetres. So that is the separation between a child’s room and its parents’s room in a standard apartment. The physical measurement serves as a symbolic boundary between the world of the child and the world of adults. Fun and games can end at any moment on a gesture from the father, and the child goes to his or her room, leaving the adults alone with their secrets. This border is not impermeable. Strange sounds, snippets of conversations and tense whispering pass through the poorly insulated wall, rousing the child’s suspicions as to their nature and content. The fantastical mind of the child, still a novice in life, interprets and embellishes what it knows in search of a cause, a hidden power that controls events and the relationships between family members.
Alexey Korsi is a contemporary artist and curator. He was born in Moscow in 1986, graduated from the Moscow Institute of Architecture and the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia, and completed a course at Independent Curators International. He curated the projects Barbarians and Semiconductors at the 3rd and 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2012, 2014) and has shown group and solo exhibitions at EK ArtBureau, Open Gallery, Triumph Gallery, Random Gallery, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Artwin Gallery and at other venues. He was nominated for the Innovation State Prize for Contemporary Art (2012, 2013) and the Kandinsky Prize (2013).
Alexey Korsi teaches at the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia and at the British School.
Supported by: Artwin Gallery
Access is included in the ticket to the permanent exhibition
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