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  • 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 the 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 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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