|Exhibition is a video about art, its reception and a discourse it generates
as well as a work involved in the production of exhibitions.
Exhibition reflects the rituals and conventions of the social dimension of art
and the failure of educational projects based on assumptions of the universal
aesthetic experience. The video uses as a subject the Soviet
documentary film Noble Impulses of Soul, 1965, by Israel Goldstein.
In typical 1960s Soviet style, the pedagogical tone of the film's narrative
praises the efforts of a provincial museum in the village of Parkhomivka
in Eastern Ukraine revolving around an exhibition of contemporary Mexican art
presented at the museum and an art history lecture at a village farm.
The reprocessed video restructures the primary components,
eliminates the voice of the narrator, and reorders the chronology of the film
to break the continuous realistic world of documentary and alluding
to the standardized and meaningless language that talks through people.
|Starship Nummer 11, Seiten 17ff|