Studiocur/art presents two projects by Moscow-based artist Alexandra Paperno. The first is composed of six works on paper from the Abolished Constellations series and the second, a video Untitled (from Drawing Lessons series).
The artist explores in these works spaces of representation, of imaginary, sometimes the obsolete as in the Abolished Constellations series or the pictorial spaces as the canvas in the video from the Drawing Lesson series. The different ‘spaces’ reflect on the need to ‘represent’ our world, to ‘name’, classify and study our universe, as a human common trait. Paperno is working with situations where culture and civilisation have suddenly been transformed into an arbitrary set of strange rules and codes whose meaning has since been lost. The figure of the Artist and his need to create images of representation are put against the figure of the Scientist (astronomer) who shares the same need to study the universe, classify its elements and create inventories which eventually evolve to becoming obsolete and then are condemned to being revived in museums.