17 - 31 May 2014, Contemporary Art Center Fabrika, Moscow http://www.proektfabrika.ru/
Tanz-Gedicht zwischen Schatten und Licht, Zwischen Wurzel und Baumgipfel.
The exhibition “When suspicions become the norm” is a discourse on the theme of monsters and the “monstrous” in modern culture. This subject is not limited to the notions of fear and horror, but also comprises the problem of prejudice. Our perception of monsters is formed by traditional assumptions about their opposites – beauty and the beautiful. The concept of monster implies the existence of a collective norm. Deviation from it creates a monster by transgressing existing cultural and social conventions. This process is double-sided: while norm is a measure of deviation, the deviations themselves define the norm, so that we conceive our “normality” through the Other or the monster. But deviations multiply and the diversity of monsters urges us to extend our limits and accept the plurality of the norm.
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Curatorial project RGGU — Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
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