In the exhibition, curated by Marco Scotini and Stefano Pezzato, works from the collection of the Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato have been put in dialogue with loans from Italian and international collections, to compose a complete "galaxy" of the main strands of artistic research developed in the former Soviet republics, from Russia to the Baltic, from the Caucasus to the most remote provinces of central Asia.
In a cosmos in which the stars of Capitalism can move in absolute freedom, each following its own orbit without any friction, it is more necessary than ever to reflect on that red planet that for years has been able to stimulate the fantasies of generations of artists, thinkers, investigators of a space-time that now seems to have disappeared, swallowed by the black hole of History, but whose evocation could still inspire new revolutions.
Works by Vahram Aghasyan, Vyacheslav Akhunov, Said Atabekov, Babi Badalov, Ilya Budraitskis, Erik Bulatov
, Alexey Buldakov, Vajiko Cachkhiani, Olga Chernysheva, Chto Delat, Ulan Djaparov, Muratbek Djumaliev, Factory of Found Clothes, Andrei Filippov, Alexandra Galkina, Balbar Gombosuren, Andris Grinbergs, Dmitry Gutov, Alimjan Jorobaev, Ilya Kabakov, Flo Kasearu, Gulnara Kasmalieva, Yakov Kazhdan, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Olga Kisseleva
, Nikolaj Kozlov, Vladimir Kupryanov, Medical Hermeneutics, Jonas Mekas
, Boris Mikhailov
, Deimantas Narkevicius
, Nikolay Oleynikov, Boris Orlov, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Perzi, Dmitry Prigov, Radek Community, Koka Ramishvili, R.E.P. Group, AndreiRoiter, Vladislav Shapovalov, Leonid Sokov, Andrey Tarkovsky
, David Ter-Oganjan, Leonid Tishkov, Jaan Toomik, Andrei Ujica, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
, Anton Vidokle
, Sergei Volkov, Yelena & Viktor Vorobyev, Arseny Zhilyaev, Konstantin Zvezdochotov.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, in 2019-2020.