Armageddon: Exhibition by Nikita and Camille Kravtsov
Gallery Invogue and Cultural Diplomacy Fund UART open the exhibition of Nikita and Kamil Kravtsovy "Armageddon".
The concept of "Armageddon" has long gone beyond its original religious definition. The prophecy of Armageddon in the book of Revelation is the last battle between t
The project of the ThetOOth&therOOt group reflects on the growing violence in society and on the path to self-destruction, which gradually brings us closer to Armageddon. What happens after the end of the world. They create a new image of Paradise. Caricature, illustrating the most beautiful, most pleasing, but in such an exaggerated way that it becomes unbearable, destroying any envy of those, who have access to it. Thus, the project opposes violence and war in order to preserve mankind, the Earth and the environment, and access the "Earthly Paradise" rather than the utopian after death. In the writings, the authors examine the very essence of religion, society, human relations and their connection with the surrounding world.
The exposition will feature works created specifically for this project, presented earlier in New York. The project consists of collages, embroidery and paintings. In addition, the authors recycle old magazines from the 1890s and 1920s, kitchen towels and other household items. Thus, giving a new meaning to obsolete objects.
"In our work, we combine a long and thorough embroidery process with fast, expressive and lively sketches. Embroidery is a craft technique, a decorative ornament, coded ethos transferred to a cloth. The sketch in its turn is a quick drawing on paper, something incomplete, a first step, a quick study, preparation for work, but not a finished product. When we mix these two media, they create an absurd language that we use to illustrate our ideas."- Kamil and Nikita Kravtsovy commented. The authors are observing a lot of violence in the outside world, so a message calling for the end of this war against humanity is invested in their project. This is featured in "After All Collisions" and "Cold War" videos that will be presented at the exhibition as well.