17 April 2016
3:00–4:30 pm

DISCRIPTION

The film is the result of the three years the two documentarians spent with the artist, who tried to change the world but ended up on the brink of losing everything. 

Pushwagner is the pseudonym of the Norwegian pop artist Terje Brofos, a sarcastic combination of “push” and “wagon” (the shopping cart in a supermarket). For decades, the artist has been working on a critique of contemporary society torn apart by wars and capitalism. His satire eventually took shape as the famous Soft City, exhibited at the Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Pushwagner

Even Benestad, August B. Hanssen. Norway, 2011. 73 minutes

This screening is supported by the Royal Embassy of Norway in Moscow.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Arteholic is a program of screenings that focuses on art obsessions, prepared by Garage in collaboration with the PERFORM Festival. The program takes a look at artists in the late 20thcentury who have chosen art as a revolutionary modus operandi or who have a penchant for obsessive collecting. Two films explore the darker aspects of a passion for art: the way it can make people break the law in order to enlighten others, or the way it can become the only way of communicating with the outside world. All films will be screened in Russia for the first time.

HOW TO TAKE PART

All films will be screened in the original language with Russian subtitles.

Free admission, advance registration required.

 

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