London Art Welcomed in Moscow
Baibakov gallery’s new project, a show of contemporary art from London has become a real sensation in Moscow. Moscow celebrities such as Aidan Salakhova, Andrei Bartenev and many others attended the opening day. The show featured the work of 22 young and promising London artists, such as John Isaacs, Nathaniel Rackowe, Kirk Palmer, Shezad Dawood, Ryan Gander and others. One of the most striking and shocking was the performance of Eloise Fornieles, a Londoner of Argentinean origin. “Carrion” is the name of her performance, in which the artist takes part. She parades up and down the stage, the floor is covered with old clothes and rags. A corpse of a cow hangs over her head. THE CORPSE OF A COW. The artist takes her clothes off and then puts in on again. Threatening and depressive music sounds during the performance. This performance is dedicated to the problem of consummation and animals being killed by people. The second performance by David Birkin is more palatable. The pianist plays on a piano with all its strings cut off, so no sound is heard during the performance. Diode lamps attached to the pianist’s fingers which shine while he plays. The exhibition runs until April 5, so those of who haven’t had a chance to be shocked and amazed, still can.