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Aristarkh Chernyshev.
MetaConsumer

23 december 2022 — 10 february 2023

Aristarkh Chernyshev’ssolo exhibitioncovers 5+ years of the artist’s work, offering a recap of important milestones on both the artist’s latest creative endeavors and social life in general. Chernyshev’s multimodal, versatile and paradoxical vision ensures that the artist remains in line with our time and sometimes even manages to outpace our time. Enthusiastically working on creating a new aesthetic, the artist delves into the paradigm of sci-fi, embodying through his project ideas that are yet to be developed by the progressive section of humanity.

Crises, ascents, and breakdowns of economic sys- tems, as well as the creation of breakthrough tech- nologies bordering on sci-fi — these are the themes that Aristarkh Chernyshev mediates on in his works. Since 1991 he works on media sculptures, interac- tive objects, and conceptual projects. The competition of the Electroboutique partnership established with Alexei Shulgin in 2004 can be seen as the starting point of the artist’s new creative period.

Chernyshev’s art is focused on the idea of information itself. Within his mind Aristarkh Chernyshev accumulates data on society, its progress and stagnation, passions and inevitable worries about the future, creating versions of smart gadgets and social services that entice consumers with promises of a better future.

The programmatic artwork of the entire exhibition is the project “MetaConsumer” which embodies the meta position of the artist. The unrestrained hyperconsumerism of regular people and the race for super-profits among corporations have brought humanity to the brink of destruction, believes the artist. However, the artist’s critique of reality is presented in a playful way, allowing us to consider the survival risks that our civilization faces while maintaining a consumer’s confidence and level of control even in times of crises.

Active viewer participation is an important part of the “MetaConsumer” exhibition project. Everyone can participate in the media art performance piece, try out various services created with AR technologies, and attain a protagonist’s prominence while considering the artworks presented at GUM-Red-Line Gallery.

Curator - Marina Fedorovskaya
Music set is made by DJ Izzy G

Artist:

Aristarkh Chernyshev

Past events

Exhibition works
Toxic assets, 2018–2020.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Toxic assets, 2018–2020.
3D printing, author's full color texturing. From the collection of Natalia Opaleva. 80х50х40 cm
Toxic assets, 2018–2020.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Toxic assets, 2018–2020.
3D printing, author's full color texturing. From the collection of Natalia Opaleva. 80х50х40 cm
Toxic assets, 2018–2020.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Toxic assets, 2018–2020.
3D printing, author's full color texturing. From the collection of Natalia Opaleva. 80х50х40 cm
Toxic assets, 2018–2020.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Toxic assets, 2018–2020.
3D printing, author's full color texturing. From the collection of Natalia Opaleva. 80х50х40 cm
Still life against the Background of Crisis, 2017Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Still life against the Background of Crisis, 2017
Info-sculpture. 3D printing, LED custom board 90х90х70 cm€ 6 000
400 000 rub.
No color, no taste, no odor, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

No color, no taste, no odor, 2019.
3D printing, signature full-color texturing, polyethylene terephthalate, transparent polyurethane 35х20х25 cm€ 4 500
300 000 rub.
No color, no taste, no odor, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

No color, no taste, no odor, 2019.
3D printing, signature full-color texturing, polyethylene terephthalate, transparent polyurethane 35х20х25 cm€ 4 500
300 000 rub.
Personal information Organism. PiO ver 1.0, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Personal information Organism. PiO ver 1.0, 2019.
3D printing, transparent colored polyurethane with dynamic lighting. 30x9x15 cm (set of 5 objects)€ 6 600
400 000 rub.
Personal information Organism. PiO ver 1.0, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Personal information Organism. PiO ver 1.0, 2019.
Video, augmented reality.€ 4 000
250 000 rub.
Economics of Promises, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Economics of Promises, 2019.
Lightboxes, direct UV printing, dynamic LED lighting in the form of a loading sign 110х70 cm€ 4 000
250 000 rub.
Economics of Promises, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Economics of Promises, 2019.
Lightboxes, direct UV printing, dynamic LED lighting in the form of a loading sign 110х70 cm€ 4 000
250 000 rub.
Economics of Promises, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Economics of Promises, 2019.
Lightboxes, direct UV printing, dynamic LED lighting in the form of a loading sign 110х70 cm€ 4 000
250 000 rub.
Economics of Promises, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Economics of Promises, 2019.
Lightboxes, direct UV printing, dynamic LED lighting in the form of a loading sign 110х70 cm€ 4 000
250 000 rub.
Final Update, 2019Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Final Update, 2019
3D printing, dynamic LED lighting in the form of a loading sign. From the collection of Mikhael Jerlis. 30х30х40 cm. 2pcs
The Сhair of MetaConsumer (small), 2022.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

The Сhair of MetaConsumer (small), 2022.
3D printing, author's full-color texturing 25х22х18 cm€ 500
30 000 rub.
Toxic assets, 2018–2020.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Toxic assets, 2018–2020.
Video from the collection of Natalia Opaleva
Toxic assets, 2018–2020.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Toxic assets, 2018–2020.
Video from the collection of Natalia Opaleva
Toxic assets, 2018–2020.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Toxic assets, 2018–2020.
Video from the collection of Natalia Opaleva
MetaConsumer, 2021–2022.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

MetaConsumer, 2021–2022.
Video, augmented reality.€ 8 500
560 000 rub.
MetaConsumer, 2021–2022.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

MetaConsumer, 2021–2022.
Video, augmented reality. From the collection of Midas Foundation
No color, no taste, no odor, 2019.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

No color, no taste, no odor, 2019.
3D printing, signature full-color texturing, polyethylene terephthalate, transparent polyurethane 35х20х25 cm€ 4 500
300 000 rub.
The Сhair of MetaConsumer, 2022.Aristarkh Chernyshyov

The Сhair of MetaConsumer, 2022.
3D printing, foam rubber, author’s full color texturing 100х90х90 см€ 9 000
600 000 rub.
Adam and Eve, 2022Aristarkh Chernyshyov

Adam and Eve, 2022
Stereoprint. Diptych, 2 parts, each 190x105 cm€ 9 000
600 000 rub.
Exhibition photos