“The New Wave UNCUT”
Curated by ZAK, Ja'bagh
Produced by Wildrik Batjes
Co-curated by the artists and photographers themselves
“The New Wave UNCUT” is planned as the emergence of a new force. A major group exhibition which
will show case fresh local, prolific artists working in different genres. Each artist will show works that
represent him or her personal vision in art direction, framing and presentation empowering them to cocurate
with the gallery curators.
Inspired by the ever changing urban landscape, demographics of a megapolis like the New Moscow
where lots of different kinds of people come through, lots of communications, distractions, traffic on
the streets, and neon lights every where. “The NEW WAVE UNCUT” would investigate how art could
communicate across humans living in one city and represent a complex urban identity.
"There is a broad spectrum, and we are trying to communicate with society at large."
As the New York art scene was defined by 3 major group exhibitions in the early 80s, “The Real
Estate”, “The Time Square” and PS.1 shows. Each of those important exhibitions had a specific agenda
and direction but were unified by its diversity and with it’s emergence of new names such as Jean
Michel Basquiat, Keith Harring, Nan Goldin, larry Clark, and many others who’s works still continue
to inspire and influence generations to come.
With that spirt and inspiration, curators ZAK and Ja’bagh take us back to an era which produced
amazing contemporary visionaires in contemporary art and photography believing that the “New
Moscow” generation will not be producing any less.