An exhibition ”Creatures” by Irina Lagoshina and Daria Kurguzova (London)
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On October 15, 2019 an exhibition ”Creatures” by Irina Lagoshina and Daria Kurguzova will be opened in London, at the exhibition hall of Rossotrudnichestvo. The main themes explored at the exhibition will be the search for ideas to overcome the environmental crisis and the interaction of nature and man.
The artists turn to the concept of the noosphere of the great Soviet scientist V. I. Vernadsky, who’s research nearly a century ago laid the foundation for solving the problems faced by the current generation. He believed a person consciously interacts with the outside world to do everything for the prosperity of the Earth. Noosphere is a symbiosis of moral (spiritual) and scientific development of the civilization. According to the artists, the ideas of Vernadsky are very relevant today, and can become a source of inspiration for solving problems related to the development of our society and the use of our the Earth’s resources.
Irina’s sculptures refer to the theme of negative human impact on the environment, the importance of each element of the biosphere. The artist shows the beauty of the earth’s creations and reflects on the future of our planet in the event of their extinction. She plays out the tragic scenario where biological species will no longer exist, and the world will be filled with bright mechanical toys, created out of nostalgia for living beings.
Daria sees the study of the natural laws as a potential solution to the environmental crisis. Her works resemble fictional worlds where life bears little resemblance to our current reality. The artist’s panels are made using natural materials: wasp nests, spider webs and tree bark.
This is the second project of Irina and Daria dedicated to the concept of the noosphere. The first was presented in 2018 as part of the parallel program of the Moscow International Biennale for Young art in the CSI “Winzavod”. The project “After Us” was an installation offering to look at the history of our civilization through the prism of technological progress.