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20 July - 6 August 2017

The Past is Still Not Over, the Future has Already Not Come


20 July - 6 August 2017

Gallery of contemporary art "Ў"

The Past is Still Not Over, the Future has Already Not Come

Solo Exhibition

Anton Sarokin

Curated by Inha Lindarenka and Maria Yashchanka

19:00 20.07 / Private View

20:00 27.07 / Gallery tour by the artist and the curator

Gallery of contemporary art "Ў" presents solo exhibition of Anton Sarokin The Past is Still Not Over, the Future has Already Not Come

Grounded in local contexts and personal memory, Anton Sarokin’s exhibition The Past is Still Not Over, the Future has Already Not Come turns to globally felt concerns about the future and a certain cultural tendency to look back at the past. The exhibition explores the paradox of drastic difference and unfathomable similarity between the past ‘time of hope’ and the present ‘time of complexity’.

Anton Sarokin researches recombinational potential of the widely available audio and video materials – ‘found footage’ – recordings from personal archives, artifacts of pop culture, digital trash, field recordings, memes – through their assemblage and montage. Working as an editor, designer and activist Sarokin studies what does the past tell us about the present and the future. Through research and experimentation with the media, artist uncovers the meanings contained in the media which can freely amplify, supplement, or deny one another, and also mutate into new forms.

Anton Sarokin (b. 1985) lives and works in Minsk. He specialises in multimedia and digital art and DIY music. Sarokin’s research interests include personal and collective memory, political dimension of sound and silence, interrelation of music and social sphere, and non-linear conception of time. His works were exhibited in solo and group shows in Minsk (Gallery of contemporary art "Ў", CECH, Commemorative Museum-Studio of Z.I. Azgur, Museum of the Belarusian Cinema History, Korpus 8 and others), Berlin (Tschechisches Zentrum), Stuttgart (Akademie Schloss Solitude), Brest (KX Space) and Moscow (DKDS).