This year, Collector’s Eye contemporary art exhibition of private loans, which takes place on an annual basis as part of Cosmoscow non-commercial programme, will take an unusual turn with a new concept. The FOMO SAPIENS project will run as a pop-up center of cognitive practices representing works of Russian and international contemporary artists, such as Evgeny Antufiev, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Cyprien Gaillard, Anastasia Potemkina, Alexander Povzner, Richard Prince and Sergey Sapozhnikov. The FOMO SAPIENS project, curated by Maria Kramar and organized by Smart Art, will provide Cosmoscow guests with an opportunity to get into the privacy of their own minds and draw attention to their inner selves.
“In recent years, interest in various mindfulness practices has been growing significantly. With ever-increasing frequency, academic periodicals write about how understanding oneself, including emotions, body, breathing, movements, and desires, along with acceptance of the outside world leads to changes in the brain structure and particularly to a decrease of the stress level. Such practices are also indispensable in choosing artworks because only a state of complete concentration allows you to make a conscious choice,” said Maria Kramar, curator of the project.