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With Elements of Web 2.0

By Rhizome

Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied have just opened a new exhibition in Moscow.

With Elements of Web 2.0
is a series of pictures about the web of early 2006. The triptych Constellations foregrounds today's key figures over yesterday's outerspace wallpapers while the diptych Dimension presents painful relations of old habits and new cults.

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Users' hopes and fears in A1 silkscreen over digital print.

Frederic Madre writes about it:

"In Triptych the starry night backdrop seems belittled by the gigantic figures of Holy Mother and Son as they blankly stare beyond us sided by the duality of the micro-market and the ominous reaper figure of the rating stars, all so big and anodized yellow as in a new age trinity of blind faith and ruthless democratic order. The vision of Diptych is even more repulsive as all life as now evicted our space, the white evil layout of the faked notebook looks scarred and empty like a corpse sucked out of its blood, besides it the spiked techno skeleton of the ominous zoom slider is a cross without a prophet. This map is our cemetery: Only Zombie and Mummy can dig us out of the web's fresh new grave."


Gallery ABC
- Bersenjevskaya nab.14/5, Moscow.

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