Basic And The Beast

Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv /
27.01 – 04.03 2017

Curated by Vera Mlechevska

[...]Absence is the engine regardless of whether it is a natural human tendency to follow impulses beyond reality or a historical construct of the contemporary organisation of labour promising contentment somewhere beyond the cycle of catching up with the clock and material needs. Delayed contentment is replaced by possibilities of immediate consumption: a basic mode of life (‘basic’ being a hip-hop culture term), stable and monotonous with its cheap accessories, accessible substitutes and available virtual statuses in stock. The consumer existence is subject to short-lived stimuli activated by various products, images and packaging which also give promises.