Lost in Translation
is a large-scale exhibition of over 100 Russian artworks of the past four decades, focusing on the historical, political, social, and economic issues related to the process of “translating” a work of art in the age of globalization. The exhibition presents works that are particularly difficult to decipher for an audience who is not familiar with the “Russian context” they were born in and refer to. Each work is displayed together with its “expanded translation”, which points out and explains the essential references necessary to achieve a clearer understanding of the message conveyed.
Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov, The Golden Fish, 1994, Oil on canvas, 350 x 200cm , Antonio Piccoli Collection
Anna Jermolaewa, Three Minutes Survival Attempt, 2000, Still frame from single-channel video. Courtesy of the artist
Pavel Peppershtein, Socialism Will Be Back, 2006, 141 x 423cm, Acrylic on canvas, Università Ca’ Foscari, Dorsoduro 3484 May 29th - September 15th10 am – 6 pm, open daily Organization: Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) www.mmoma.ru