I Remained Silent

09/05/2018 — 07/07/2018

The idea about the death of art is as dead as art itself. Such post-mortem condition, no living creature is able to experience. Whereof one cannot speak thereof one must speculate.

Alexei Gordin decided to remain silent – speculatively silent. The word “speculate” originates from the word “mirror” (speculum). As Gordin says, conscious silence creates an uncomfortable feeling that makes silence resonate. Such silence, however, is not calming and meditative. Such silence may be felt as complete dissonance.

Gordin has previously made a video where he runs through an abandoned city with a slogan “Buy My Works!”. In the same way, he gives an inaudible speech in the abandoned Tallinn City Hall, constructing both subtitles and the audience’s response to it.

The same way institutional art exists constructing a spectacle of art – starting with artist and art and ending with a reception and archives. There is probably some kind of statistics that confirm us that we live in a very art-conscious society.

Text by: Tanel Rander

Exhibition views: Diana Tamane

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Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent.

Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Projection on the wall:
Alexei Gordin
Introduction to Silence
Video 6′ 11”
Edition 2 + 1AP
2018

Video on TV:
Alexei Gordin
About the Beauty
Video 1′ 26”
Edition 2 + 1AP
2018

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Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent.

Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Upcoming

Acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 cm
2018

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Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Philosophers and Me

Acrylic on canvas
45 x 30 cm
2018

In private collection

Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Wastelands

Acrylic on canvas
60 x 70 cm
2018

In private collection

Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Mom

Acrylic on canvas. Tryptich
30 x 30 cm each
2018

In private collection

Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Mom

Acrylic on canvas. Tryptich
30 x 30 cm each
2018

In private collection

Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent.

Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Lights

Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2018

In private collection

Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Stop

Acrylic on canvas
53 x 66 cm
2018

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Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Stop

Acrylic on canvas
53 x 66 cm
2018

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Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent.

Alexei Gordin
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 40 cm
2018

Alexei Gordin
Picturesque sunset
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 70 cm
2018

Exhibition view of Alexei Gordin’s solo exhibition I Remained Silent:

Alexei Gordin
Picturesque sunset

Acrylic on canvas
60 x 70 cm
2018

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