Alexander Dashevsky. Die Schere im Kopf
*Scissors in the Head
Date: January 27 — March 19, 2023
Venue: 10/2 Gogolevsky Blvd.
Curated by Polina Mogilina
In collaboration with the Triumph Gallery, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art proudly announces Die
Schere im Kopf*, an exhibition by Alexander Dashevsky that will bring together works by the artist
created throughout his career including recent ones, such as paintings, graphics, and objects.
The formal basis of the project is a reflection on memory and various forms of memorialization, their
complexity, and ambiguity. The exhibition is built on the principle of double reading and resembles a
sequence of stages of accepting loss. In the context of the exhibition, bereavement is not just a
metaphor, but also a formal technical device: it appears both in the works themselves and in the
exhibition space. Missing fragments of works, images of lost details, missing or erased parts of texts
— all this leads the viewer to believe that something is understated and suggests an alternative
reading of the dramaturgy of the project. The ambivalent construction of the exhibition becomes
somewhat of a puzzle, and by solving it, the viewer can discover a number of different answers.
About the artist:
Alexander Dashevsky was born in 1980 in Leningrad. He graduated from the Economics
Department of the St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television. He studied at he
Russian Academy of Arts, the Faculty of Theory and History of Art at the Repin Saint Petersburg
State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Since 2005, member of the Artists’
Union of Saint Petersburg, and since 2006, member of the Free Culture partnership and the Society
of Amateurs of Painting and Drawing. The project Partial Losses / Moderate Positive Dynamics was
short-listed for the Kandinsky Prize in 2013 In 2013 Dashevsky was also included in the list of the
seven most promising young Russian artists according to Forbes magazine. Winner of the Arte
Laguna Prize (2016) and the Anatoly Zverev Prize (2021).
Triumph Gallery was founded by Emelyan Zakharov and Dmitry Hankin in Moscow in 2006, and
today represents over 40 emerging as well as established artists. The Triumph Gallery today is
organized as a hybrid institution, which carries out exhibition, commercial, research and educational
activities. It supports contemporary artists and displays their works through its rich multi-format
program of solo and group exhibitions, collaborations, and research initiatives. The gallery focuses on
interdisciplinary projects in various genres and techniques that include painting, murals, sculpture,
video and sound art, photography, and installation. In addition to its site, the Triumph Gallery
organizes large-scale projects in other museums and institutions in Russia and abroad and regularly
collaborates with them.
The gallery provides a platform for new perspectives and voices by supporting young artists through
its Launchpad and Young Lions programs. In 2013, Triumph launched Research Arts, a nonprofit
division that creates projects at the intersection of social science and visual art. The gallery is known
for its publishing activities and educational programs.
Co-organizer of the project Galley Triumph: