Our gallery artist, Alexander Shchurenkov, is participating in the group exhibition «Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene» that opens on March 26 at the Garage Museum.
The exhibition presents works by Alexander Shchurenkov from the «Stone-cold» series. The series grew out of Shchurenkov’s long-term interest in crystals, combined with his current research focus on popular alternative healing methods. He is curious about the mechanisms that such practices are based, in particular the controversial placebo effect. The image of the crystal in Shchurenkov’s works is ambiguous: studying the «good», therapeutic image of the crystal from a distance, he picks up on its connection with the «other side», linking the shape of the crystals with the tombstones and coffins.