at contemporary art fair "Art Russia 22"
The ancient Greeks would traverse the Ecumene wearing sandals, but upon arriving at a feast, they would always cast them aside and dine barefoot.
For many years, this box served as a vessel for transporting paintings by various artists. It traversed seas, oceans, countries, and continents, accompanying them on planes, trucks, trains, and ships. Its most recent journey took it from Germany to Moscow, to the artist's studio, carrying one of Cherednichenko's paintings from the Berlin exhibition. There, it resided in the workshop for approximately five years.
The box has lived a vibrant and eventful life, its path never entirely predestined, despite its initial purpose as a utilitarian object of functionality.
By comprehending the extraordinary journey of this humble box, the human brain can imbue it with significance. Rather than discarding it as an unnecessary object during the feast, we will place it at the center of the table, marveling at it as an extraordinary artistic phenomenon.
Materials: collage made of cardboard/ acrylic
Place of creation: Svyatovo
Provenance: in the artist's studio