Русский

Serge Golovach.
Sopromat by Golovach

28 april — 22 june 2021

Strength of materials or resistance of materials (abbreviated to “sopromat”) is an engineering discipline dealing with stability and solidity of constructs. Students specializing in physics and mechanics always dream sopromat exams. The discipline is complex and subtle, requiring a good grasp of mathematics. Students knowingly say: “You’ll get married as soon as you pass the sopromat exam!”

Against what does the material resist? Against the interference on the part of the people who wish to conquer, subjugate, bend, weigh down, adjust it. In this respect, art and engineering deal with the same difficulties. Material is as much an Actor as the artist. By ignoring resistance, we doom the construct to destruction and the image to dissolution. However, material will not endure against violent force. Material deserves our respect and intricate application. These notions form the theme behind the exhibition of the well-known media artist Serge Golovach.

The master has been striving to create a photographic image relevant to the new context and give due representation to the material as an equal partner to the artist. Given posthumanist ideas supported by object-oriented art, this theme is especially relevant nowadays.

The exhibition presents various forms of dialogue with a distinct selection of materials: steel, wood, stone, paper. The results vary based on environment and technique. Sometimes the material even gains the upper hand, as in the ironic deconstruction of the conventional illusionary properties of paintings (See Cronus).

The exhibition is structurally arranged as a sort of laboratory. Exhibits are grouped in such a way that viewers are able to consider the opportunity to overcome imitative properties of images: material can go beyond its role as the recipient of the artist’s violent advances in an attempt to reflect real life and become a fully autonomous and equal partner of the artist. We gain understanding about the inherent abilities of materials that do not necessarily correspond to the imitative determination of photography. Exhibits are dedicated to various ways of revealing the autonomous character of the material in dialogue (confrontation) with the artist.

Pianist Dmitry Shishkin is a separate actor, a guide to the world of SOPROMAT. His expressive hands form a sort of sign choreography. Photographs of the pianist’s hands are intentionally presented in the traditional technique. The resistance here is not about the media but the nerve fibres and muscle in the sensitive instruments — the Artist’s Hands. A precise sculptural composition reflects the way hands overcome the spatial and substantive inertia and stasis to create an ideal sound.

The hands of the Artist become the moderating force between the Material and the Image.

Exhibition curator: Sergey Khachaturov

Exhibition participant:

Serge Golovach

Events

Exhibition works
Tuning the Vertical, Lake Baikal, 2020/2011.

Tuning the Vertical, Lake Baikal, 2020/2011.
Digital full-frame shot, stainless steel, color & transparency technique, #1/3. 70x105 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
APPostles series, 2014. @valerybuksha

APPostles series, 2014. @valerybuksha
Оak, direct printing, lacquer. Edition 3. 54х40х2 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
APPostles series, 2014. @b.leg

APPostles series, 2014. @b.leg
Оak, direct printing, lacquer. Edition 3. 54х40х2 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
APPostles series, 2014. @denbelykh

APPostles series, 2014. @denbelykh
Оak, direct printing, lacquer. Edition 3. 54х40х2 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
APPostles series, 2014. @irek_su

APPostles series, 2014. @irek_su
Оak, direct printing, lacquer. Edition 3. 54х40х2 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
APPostles series, 2014. @ianatolyk

APPostles series, 2014. @ianatolyk
Оak, direct printing, lacquer. Edition 3. 54х40х2 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
APPostles series, 2014. @anatolemiriouk

APPostles series, 2014. @anatolemiriouk
Оak, direct printing, lacquer. Edition 3. 54х40х2 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
Umbrella Decagon, Rhodes, Greece, 2019/2016.

Umbrella Decagon, Rhodes, Greece, 2019/2016.
Aluminum composite, dimensional technique, #1/3. 50x50 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
 Entrance to the Subterranean Tunnels of Old Moscow / Pashkov House, 2020/2015.

Entrance to the Subterranean Tunnels of Old Moscow / Pashkov House, 2020/2015.
Stainless steel, laser cutting, volume & transparency technique, ash wood frame, #1/3. 50х50 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Space Needle, Seattle, 2020/2012.

Space Needle, Seattle, 2020/2012.
Stone veneer, glass fiber, relief & transparency technique, ash wood frame, #1/3. 50х50 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Flatiron Building, NY, 2020/2012.

Flatiron Building, NY, 2020/2012.
Stone veneer, glass fiber, relief & transparency technique, ash wood frame, #1/3. 50х50 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.

Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.
Stone veneer, glass fiber, relief & transparency technique, ash wood frame. Edition 3. 61х61 cm€ 1 350
120 000 rub.
Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.

Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.
Stone veneer, glass fiber, relief & transparency technique, ash wood frame. Edition 3. 61х61 cm€ 1 350
120 000 rub.
Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.

Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.
Stone veneer, glass fiber, relief & transparency technique, ash wood frame. Edition 3. 61х61 cm€ 1 350
120 000 rub.
Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.

Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.
Stone veneer, glass fiber, relief & transparency technique, ash wood frame. Edition 3. 61х61 cm€ 1 350
120 000 rub.
Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.

Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.
Stone veneer, glass fiber, relief & transparency technique, ash wood frame. Edition 3. 61х61 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.

Steps series, Rhodes, Greece, 2021/2016.
Stone veneer, glass fiber, relief & transparency technique, ash wood frame. Edition 3. 61х61 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Work from the Circles series, 2021/2014.

Work from the Circles series, 2021/2014.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 3. 50х50 cm€ 1 110
100 000 rub.
Cronus. Adding to Reality series, 2021.

Cronus. Adding to Reality series, 2021.
Digital collage, aluminum composite, dimensional technique, ash wood frame. Edition 1. 50х125 cm€ 2 780
250 000 rub.
Chandelier. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, 2021.

Chandelier. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, 2021.
Computational photography, foiled aluminum composite. Edition 1. 100х256 cm€ 2 780
250 000 rub.
Homo Lumen #9839. Prima ballerina Tatyana Fatt, 2021/2010.

Homo Lumen #9839. Prima ballerina Tatyana Fatt, 2021/2010.
Felt, foiling, color & transparency technique, metallic frame, #5/5 (last copy). 180х120 cm€ 5 555
500 000 rub.
Choreographics. David Motta Soares. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, ballet troupe, first soloist, 2021.

Choreographics. David Motta Soares. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, ballet troupe, first soloist, 2021.
Felt, foiling, color & transparency technique, metallic frame. Edition 1+1AP. 180х120 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
Choreographics. David Motta Soares. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, ballet troupe, first soloist, 2021.

Choreographics. David Motta Soares. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, ballet troupe, first soloist, 2021.
Felt, foiling, color & transparency technique, metallic frame. Edition 1+1AP. 180х120 cm€ 2 250
200 000 rub.
Choreographics. David Motta Soares. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, ballet troupe, first soloist, 2021.

Choreographics. David Motta Soares. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, ballet troupe, first soloist, 2021.
Corrugated cardboard, color technique, metallic frame. Edition 1+1AP. 180х120 cm€ 1 110
100 000 rub.
Manuscripts SF1. 36 scans of original manuscripts dated 2014, 2021.

Manuscripts SF1. 36 scans of original manuscripts dated 2014, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique, wooden frame. 178х126 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Manuscripts SF5. 36 scans of original manuscripts dated 2014, 2021.

Manuscripts SF5. 36 scans of original manuscripts dated 2014, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique, wooden frame. 178х126 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Manuscripts SF7. 36 scans of original manuscripts dated 2014, 2021.

Manuscripts SF7. 36 scans of original manuscripts dated 2014, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique, wooden frame. 178х126 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Аluminum composite, color technique. Edition 1+1AP. 100х150 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Аluminum composite, color technique. Edition 1+1AP. 100х150 cm€ 1 660
150 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.
Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.

Playing Without Keys series. Pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 2021.
Aluminum composite, color technique. Edition 5. 30х45 cm€ 555
50 000 rub.