Sensitive to public displays of success or failure, creative workers often experience the cancellation of projects or the inability to finish them as personal dramas, psychological traumas, career disasters or epic fails. In this time of “cancel culture,” the chances of facing a negative reaction from colleagues or viewers have increased, and so has the danger of cancellation.
Artists Vladimir Seleznev, Anastasia Kizilova, and Anastasia Vepreva will discuss what "not happening" means in the world of art and how the experience of cancellation can affect creative workers. Is a delay always a fiasco? What does non-completion mean for a creator in the grand scheme of things? Is it the foundation for the paradigm of the “unrecognized genius,” or merely a moment for a healthy break, a time for meditation and the rethinking of one’s artistic strategy and tactics?
Moderator: Sasha Obukhova, Garage Archive curator