Fragment Gallery presents Dagnini’s first personal exhibition in Moscow. The Disk (D:) project is dedicated to nostalgia for the age of mass distribution of ОS Windows 95/98 and to the political turmoil in Russia in the ’90s.
The exhibition includes new artworks from the series «Windows», started in 2017. Canvas, murals and hand-embroidered tapestries are gathered by the artist in a total installation that refers to an average entrance hall in a typical Russian apartment block. It is a traditional meeting place for generations of teenagers. Similarly to Disk (D:), this space accumulates various types of information, gets clogged up and over time is formatted by the housing office’s sporadic efforts and by residents in particular. In this project Dagnini refers more particularly to the emotional experience of living through and reflecting on the age that will be formatted by history books very soon. Mixing digital and real, she offers her own view of time when the internet was innocent and Klondike (Solitaire) became a kind of shelter for a whole generation of apolitical people.
Dagnini — an artist from Saint Petersburg. She lives and works in Moscow. Graduated from Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Arts and Pro Arte School for Young Artists.
She works with dynamic performances, creates objects, installations, paintings and graphics. The main theme of her researching is a glitch both in a digital space and in a reality. The breach of the peace and current everyday routine are the necessary condition for her artworks.
Julia Yousma — curator, director of HSE ART Gallery which is a part of HSE Art and Design School. She was the curator of the new wing of the House of Gogol exhibition space at the «Komnata» gallery. Moreover, she participated in curator’s groups of «Politech» festival (2018) and «Artmossphere» biennale (2016 and 2018).