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'The Other' by Bogdan Ablozhnyy at BALENO, Rome


The Wanderer: By God and all the things I do not believe in, it is my shadow speaking; I hear it but I do not believe it.
 
The Shadow: Let us accept it and think no more about it: in an hour it will all be over.


(F. Nietzsche Wanderer and His Shadow)


pigment, oil, pearl, diamond dust, shells, wax, skin, butterflies, mold, fibreglass, crayon, resin, metal rust, gold, aluminium, canvas, gelatin silver prints, jewels, stainless steel, glaze, masks, bird wings, gemstones, asphalt, candy, offset lithograph, fragrance, kitchen cabinet from a movie (Jeanne Di), back side of a stage in a theater play (Petra von Ka), table, two figures staged in a space (serve as «figures» or «actors» in a locked room or section of time), labyrinths of doors, enfilades of doors, corridors, portals, panels are doors that cannot be opened, openings in walls, arcades, friezes, pale hues, opal pits, shadows (wanderers and its shadows) and lights, flashes, apertures, inversions (of time), dozens of seconds involved (what can happen in nine seconds can happen in ninety years), quantums of light, sheer potentialities, recurrent motifs (making a repetition to only produce a difference), revisited brushstrokes, recurring dreams and times, fallings, illusions (of what may be behind the pictures), highly allusive rhythms, axis, abysses, network of connections and slippages, consistencies of a dream, notations, additions, reductions, dedications, violent incidents, remembered expectations (the tip of the tongue taking a trip of four steps down the palate to tap, at four. Re. Mem. Bə. Ring), patches bereft of illusion, affective and affected bodies (like daisy petals under the big wheel), utopian promises, empirical phantasies, mental paradigms, intellectual landscapes, empirical realities, the plane, the horizon, the void, nothing, others, other worlds, all about giving the word to the Other, completely abstract, vague, but overwhel- ming joy of feeling another life, the Other (I must be living twice), that is, the other self (You and I, my dear) and so on – then, suddenly and without much a [...] everything is different – a Grey Room (the interior is suddenly the stage and expressed in images) with a portrait of an artist (a double, a witness, a possible variation or just a reflection), an author of letters and a lover (... and I saw the first morning that he won’t see) – face like in variola after eels, dreadfully dire and attracting, a face of a toad with emerald eyes or of a Greek deity, an enchanted character of French fairy tales, shoulders covered with patches, blue, purple, pink, bloody brown, his beret, yellow jacket, white trousers, a legend, picks up cigarette butts on the stairs and smokes, this will be next year, next February. 

— Bogdan Ablozhnyy

23.1.21 — 28.2.21

BALENO

'A Trip to Cockaigne' by Johanna Härkönen & Eetu Sihvonen at Titanik, Turku

'OLYMPIC HOPES' by Nikolay Georgiev at Spas Setun, Moscow

'The rain of chrysanthemums rotted into hay' by Timur Aloev at Holešovická Šachta

'Bucolic Gang' by Mónica Mays at Rupert, Vilnius

'The Chase' by Jürgen Baumann at Material, Zurich

'The Host' by Pakui Hardware at eastcontemporary, Milan

'Chlamydomonas Nivalis' by Alberto Tadiello at Umberto Di Marino Gallery, Napoli

'The Centre' by Patrick Cole and Dominic Watson at Kupfer, London

'Ghost Member: Prosthesis/ Symbiosis as a shelter' by Naomi Maury at L'Assaut de

'I show you the signs of life' by Alina Izmaylova at Kerka gallery, Saint-Petersb

'I Don't Want No Trouble' by Lucas Erin at All Stars, Lausanne

'The Grime and the Schmutz' by Béla Feldberg at Jo-Anne, Frankfurt am Main

'Night of Hinnā' by Monia Ben Hamouda at Bungalow, ChertLüdde, Berlin

'Getting Down to Business' by Rebecca Rothenborg at Galerie Roland Puschitz, Vien

'Why Me?' by Pietro Agostoni at Associazione Barriera, Turin

'Holloway - ‘Das Gift’ is a Gift' by Céline Struger at Loggia, Vienna

'Under the Moon' Group Show at Camp Eternal Hell Chamber, New York

'SUPER-NATURAL', Group Show at OLHÃO, São Paulo

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