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Ausstellung / Exhibition Slava Mogutin "Stock Boyz"

Freitag, 1. Jul. 2022
Kategorie
Datum
Freitag, 1. Jul. 2022 bis Donnerstag, 30. Jun. 2022
Uhrzeit
10:00 Uhr
Adresse
Motzstr. 23,

Veranstaltungsprogramm

Stock Boyz ist eine Serie von Tintenstrahldrucken anonymer Nackter, die von verschiedenen, meist osteuropäischen Internet-Pornoseiten übernommen und auf Seiten der New York Times gedruckt wurden.

Vernissage: 01.07.2022 ab 18:00 Uhr

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Eisenherz Berlin is pleased to present STOCK BOYZ, a solo show by New York based Russian-American artist and author Slava Mogutin, on view from 1 July through 31 July.
Vernissage: Friday, 1 July, 18:00-21:00.
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
STOCK BOYZ is a series of male pin-ups of anonymous figures in different stages of undress. In the early 2000s, they appeared on several obscure, mostly Eastern European and now defunct, fetish websites. Some appear to be “rough trade” and/or "gay for pay," while others come off as hustlers and exhibitionists by chance not choice.
 
I started this series shortly before the devastating market crash of September 2008, using the stock charts from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times as an abstract background. Initially I thought of this series as a commentary on commodification of youth in our consumerist society. However, after the market crash, it gained a whole new, more sinister meaning.
 
As the economy kept getting worse, the numbers and graphics also kept on changing dramatically. I continued collecting the charts and making new pin-ups, giving them titles made of current headlines: Small Capitalization, Most Active, Slow Growth, Total Volume, Behind and Ahead, Gainers and Losers, New Highs and Lows, etc...
 
While the rigid headlines, stripped of their actual meaning, sound frivolous and suggestive, the boys' exposed fragile bodies, taken out of sexual context, slowly dissolve in an ocean of cruel digits. Bit by bit, they are swallowed by capitalist greed and over-indulgence.
 
STOCK BOYZ series comes as a box set of 50 individually signed risograph prints, edition of 100. It was produced in collaboration with Berlin based PoGo Books and Outer Space Press in 2019. outerspacepress.com/product/stock-boyz
 
ABOUT ARTIST
Born in Siberia, Slava Mogutin is a New York based Russian-American artist and author exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writing and activism. A third-generation writer and self-taught photographer, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the US on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Informed by his bicultural dissident and refugee experience, Mogutin’s work examines the notions of displacement and identity, pride and shame, devotion and disaffection, love and hate.
 

 

 

 
STOCK BOYZ series comes as a box set of 50 individually signed risograph prints, edition of 100. It was produced in collaboration with Berlin based PoGo Books and Outer Space Press in 2019. outerspacepress.com/product/stock-boyz
 
ABOUT ARTIST
Born in Siberia, Slava Mogutin is a New York based Russian-American artist and author exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writing and activism. A third-generation writer and self-taught photographer, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the US on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Informed by his bicultural dissident and refugee experience, Mogutin’s work examines the notions of displacement and identity, pride and shame, devotion and disaffection, love and hate.
 

 

 

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Der Künstler selbst floh aus seiner russischen Heimat, um in den USA frei zu leben. Mogutins Arbeiten untersuchen die Begriffe: Vertreibung und Identität, Stolz und Scham, Hingabe und Unzufriedenheit, Liebe und Hass.

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Slava Mogutin is a New York-based Russian-American multimedia artist and author exiled from Russia for his outspoken writing and activism. Informed by his bicultural dissident and refugee experience, Mogutin’s work examines the notions of displacement and identity, pride and shame, devotion and disaffection, love and hate.

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Motzstrasse 23, 10777 Berlin, U-Bhf. Nollendorfplatz (U1), Montags bis Samstag 10h bis 20h geöffnet

Prinz Eisenherz Buchladen GmbH

Motzstr. 23

10777

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Montag : 10 - 20 Uhr

Dienstag : 10 - 20 Uhr

Mittwoch : 10 - 20 Uhr

Donnerstag : 10 - 20 Uhr

Freitag : 10 - 20 Uhr

Samstag : 10 - 20 Uhr

Sonntag : closed

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