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Freedom! (2008)

Exhibitions: Discovery of light, State central museum of modern history of Russia, Moscow, 2008; Kulibin, Krokin-gallery, Moscow, 2008; Unavoidable and Unnecessary, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, 2008-2009

A robot is moving along a sheet of Whatman paper, it creates a picture according to a special program. An artist takes away the picture, signs and hangs it in a frame on the wall. After that the robot is put into a cage. It does not know how soon it will be let out – to create again.

This work evokes many questions: about the freedom of creativity, about the place of an artist in society, about “the genuine art” of today.

S. Sh.