Participants of UCHRONIA reflect on alternatives of the past, present, and future, offering a vision, analyzing the existing approaches, imagery and aesthetic forms. One of the important themes of the project is the phenomenon of re-writing history and its role in the perception of reality.
The “uchronia” neologism was suggested in1876 by Charles Renouvier and is commonly used as a synonym for alternative history. Philosopher and culturologist Michael Epstein examines uchronia as a result of chronoсide, the funeral of the time, “a mass grave of victims, brought on the altar of desirous Always”: The idea of the “end of history” was in fashion in the early 1990’s, a supposedly happy complete resolution of all conflicts in favor of the all-conquering western democracy. But in fact, this uсhronia on the democratic way, is not better than an utopia of the totalitarian, ideocratic sample. Uchronia, or the “end of history”, as a rule, turns to the starting of the massacre or mass befuddling, ideological or video intoxication”.
Special project of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art
December 3 – 21, 2013
Opening: December, 3 at 7 p.m.
Schusev State Museum of architecture, Ruina wing
Vozdvigenka Str., Bld. 5/25, Moscow
Participants: Nikita Alexeev, TOTART: Natalya Abalakova and Anatoly Zhigalov, Ekaterine Sisfontes, Boryana Rossa and Oleg Mavromatti, Vladimir Potapov, Tatiana Sushenkova, Nikolay Onishenko, Tatyana Sherstyuk, Draga Jovanovich, Era Vati, Max Boschini, Tuomas Koskhialho, Nedda Al-Madani, Andrey Rodionov, Anton Nikolaev
Curators: Tatyana Sherstyuk, Nedda Al Madani