Cosmoscow • Cosmoscow Foundation presents the Public Program of the 'Off White’ Charity Auction
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Cosmoscow Foundation presents the Public Program of the 'Off White’ Charity Auction

May 6, 2020


Series of online conversations will relate the work of the artists with various aspects with various dimensions of our jarringly unpredictable world and let address the most significant issues of the time and the current crisis caused by the pandemic. The intention of the project is to utilize the internet to provide a space in which artists and those who think critically about art from the very privacy of their homes and studios can come out to recreate the notion of public in a different space.

Mohammad Salemy, curator of the 'Off White’ Charity Auctionthe Organizer at The New Centre for Research & Practice:

"Throughout the turbulent history of the XX and XXI centuries, modern and contemporary art has been a resilient global force which has already witnessed and withstood major events. In these times, new art, even though a traditional human trait, has always engaged new ways of what in philosophy they call worldmaking. 

In a 1978 single-shift work, a classic of analytical philosophy Nelson Goodman demonstrated that since the judgment of art is subject to the primary categories of perception and aesthetics, many dimensions of Worldmaking in art on the sensual level play out according to its ability to conjure possible worlds with precise and cohesive formal claims". 


In May there will be 3 discussions, in which the moderators – the curator of the 'Off White’ Charity Auction Mohammad Salemy, the artistic director of the Cosmoscow Art Fair Simon Rees and the curator of the Cosmoscow Foundation Alexander Burenkov – will each engage with two guests: a curator and an artist, – and make their predictions about what the world will be after coronavirus. The same guests will be approached for a follow-up conversation in September, in anticipation of the auction Off White, to return to what was discussed in the May session, when the borders were closed, and analyze thoughts and ideas in retrospect.


Schedule and Participants:

May 13: Katja Novitskova & Annika Kuhlmann. Moderator: Simon Rees

May 20: Alexey Taruts & Clementine Deliss. Moderator: Mohammad Salemy

May 27: Simon Denny & Ekaterina Inozemtseva. Moderator: Alexander Burenkov

All discussions of the public program will take place on Zoom and broadcasted on YouTube.

Each starts at 19:00 (by Moscow). The working language is English. 


More details on the Foundation website.