September 17, 2015 – October 31, 2015

Landscapes in Three Languages

Nikita Alexeev

narrative projects is pleased to present Landscapes in Three Languages by Nikita Alexeev, curated by Alistair Hicks.

The exhibition includes three most recent series of paintings by the prominent artist of Moscow Conceptualism: Landscapes in Three Languages, Disappearing Landscapes and Tablecloths in the Wind. There is a common thread in all three of ‘misunderstanding/understanding.’ Alexeev has taken painting to pieces and is building it up in front of our eyes. Like any other language, he uses painting as a trigger, only a fraction of the communication comes in the actual vocabulary, the words or brush strokes. As he writes in the catalogue, ‘a language is not only a way to express certain ideas some structured phonemes, but a way of thinking.’ He is not interested in glib attempts to explain the world, rather he feeds us glancing blows at understanding.

Exhibition is organised in collaboration with Galerie Iragui