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    «How long is now?» — the unan­swered ques­tion posed in graf­fiti on the wall of the leg­endary Berlin squat Tacheles, which be­came a sym­bol of… Read More
    «How long is now?» — the unan­swered ques­tion posed in graf­fiti on the wall of the leg­endary Berlin squat Tacheles, which be­came a sym­bol of the in­de­pen­dent Berlin of the ’90s. While com­pre­hend­ing the ques­tion and it’s premises, one in­vol­un­tar­ily might find him­self won­der­ing — how do you find an an­swer to this ques­tion and go fur­ther to­wards un­der­stand­ing the idea of an on­go­ing ex­is­tence? The main line of the Egor’s ex­hi­bi­tion, where the neon in­stal­la­tion was in­stalled, was an­swer­ing this with an ar­tis­tic sug­ges­tion, to stop fo­cus­ing on the con­cept of the ‘now-mo­ment’ and ap­prove of its per­ma­nent pres­ence. An idea of hope and a sense of the ro­man­tic — en­cap­su­lated in the au­tho­ri­sa­tion of ‘now is right now’, – a con­fi­dent voice of a gen­er­a­tion that can be wit­nessed in Taiga, the liveli­est self-ini­ti­ated, non-in­sti­tu­tional open cul­tural pro­ject space in St. Pe­ters­burg. Af­ter the ex­hi­bi­tion ended, the site-spe­cific neon in­stal­la­tion ‘Now is just right now’, like a light­house that beck­ons in new hori­zons, has re­mained in the court­yard of Taiga’s space con­tribut­ing to the for­ma­tion of a new self-iden­tity of St. Pe­ters­burg’s art scene within a more global con­text. Read Less
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«How long is now?» — the unan­swered ques­tion posed in graf­fiti on the wall of the leg­endary Berlin squat Tacheles, which be­came a sym­bol of the in­de­pen­dent Berlin of the ’90s. While com­pre­hend­ing the ques­tion and it’s premises, one in­vol­un­tar­ily might find him­self won­der­ing — how do you find an an­swer to this ques­tion and go fur­ther to­wards un­der­stand­ing the idea of an on­go­ing ex­is­tence? The main line of the Egor’s ex­hi­bi­tion, where the neon in­stal­la­tion was in­stalled, was an­swer­ing this with an ar­tis­tic sug­ges­tion, to stop fo­cus­ing on the con­cept of the ‘now-mo­ment’ and ap­prove of its per­ma­nent pres­ence.
An idea of hope and a sense of the ro­man­tic — en­cap­su­lated in the au­tho­ri­sa­tion of ‘now is right now’, – a con­fi­dent voice of a gen­er­a­tion that can be wit­nessed in Taiga, the liveli­est self-ini­ti­ated, non-in­sti­tu­tional open cul­tural pro­ject space in St. Pe­ters­burg. Af­ter the ex­hi­bi­tion ended, the site-spe­cific neon in­stal­la­tion ‘Now is just right now’, like a light­house that beck­ons in new hori­zons, has re­mained in the court­yard of Taiga’s space con­tribut­ing to the for­ma­tion of a new self-iden­tity of St. Pe­ters­burg’s art scene within a more global con­text.
Now Is Just Right Now Tape
The tape with a looped back text ‘Now is Just Right Now is…’ is a com­ment to the com­pre­hend­ing of one­self's ex­is­tence in the very mo­ment of now and the na­ture of any ex­is­tence be­ing in­sep­a­ra­ble with the pres­ence.
The tape was ap­plied to the walls, ceil­ing and floor all over the ex­hi­bi­tion space dur­ing the solo show. Cer­tain amount of tape rolls was avail­able free of charge to vis­i­tors as a take­away piece.