A conversation between seven participants of the Fifth Wave group show, a special project within the 2nd Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, which is opening at Moscow’s Museum of Architecture.
The art of the “fifth wave” emigration—of the mid and late 2000s—usually exists outside the Russian structures of representation and is rarely displayed to the domestic public. Fifth Wave is conceived as an attempt to exhibit this considerable layer of Russian art in a first approximation. Such an undoubtedly utopian and, therefore, even more inspiring task implies an unpredictable result as well as the need to reflect on it in an open discussion. The aim to acquaint the viewer with seven artists representing very diverse modes of thinking and creative methods in an hour and a half while giving everyone the floor is also a challenge. Perhaps it is the carpe diem communication regime that is what’s worth being together for today.