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One Sixth of the Earth: Ecologies of Image is a group exhibition featuring the work of 34 of the most exciting voices from former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries in the period following the disintegration of the Soviet Bloc. Curated by the art historian and professor at the Royal College of Arts Mark Nash, the show is the result of a process of research focused on the conceptual framework of "ecology" understood as the totality of human, societal and environmental ecologies, as Felix Guattari developed in his essay The Three Ecologies (1989). A project conceived specifically for MUSAC, the exhibition pays special attention to work that does not immediately embrace the promises of a post-perestroika global, but struggles with the various tensions and paradoxes of the local.

One Sixth of the Earth (1926) is also the title of a 1926 film by Dziga Vertov, the Soviet Union's most experimental exponent of documentary cinema, which intended to present a utopian vision of the multiracial and multicultural potential of Soviet society. The exhibition at MUSAC makes emblematic reference to this title film as an indication of the potential and the aspiration of artists and curators from this major region of the world. The moving image was the major art of the Communist period, but it has also emerged as a major force for artistic critique. That's why, in his process of selection, Nash centered on the use of the image as a language of expression, selecting artists who work primarily with the moving image, though also including other media such as photography and installation.

A Project co-produced by: ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

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One Sixth of the Earth
Co-produziert vom ZKM, Karlsruhe, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
Kurator: Mark Nash

Künstler: Dan Acostioaei, Victor Alimpiev, Matei Bejenaru, Yevgenia Belorusets, Irina Botea, Pavel Braila, Mircea Cantor, Community Art - Aleksandar Battista Ilic, Ivana Keser, Tomislav Gotovac, Stefan Constantinescu, Factory of Found Clothes , Dmitry Gutov, Flaka Haliti, Irwin , Gulnara Kasmalieva, Muratbek Dzumaliev, Zbigniew Libera, Little Warsaw, David Maljkovic, Almagul Menlibaeva, Anna Molska, Deimantas Narkevicius, Mircea Nicolae, Kristina Norman, Adrian Paci, Alexandre Ponomarev, Ghenadie Popescu, Tobias Putrih, Anri Sala, Lukasz Skapski, Société Réaliste, Milica Tomic, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor , Andrej Zdravic, Driant Zeneli, Artur Zmijewski